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New mapping service works with any browser

The AJ has joined forces with .MAP by GroundSure to offer architects detailed digital Ordnance Survey maps and a range of planning reports and intelligence

Designed with architects in mind, .MAP by GroundSure works in any browser and comes with planning precedent information and site intelligence to help identify potential environmental risks.

The easy-to-use digital mapping service also provides OS maps needed for planning applications in AutoCAD format as well as a plugin allowing direct browsing and ordering of maps while in AutoCAD.

In November last year Ordnance Survey data showed that about 40 per cent of UK architects were at risk of being sued by using unlicensed or out-of-date maps. As well as infringing copyright, those using the wrong maps could face delays at planning, see increased costs and end up in disputes.

Steve Jenkins of SJ Architects, described .MAP By GroundSure as a ‘great tool for architects’.

He said: ‘I used to order ‘site centred’ plans from another provider. Though the service was fine, there was no control over the exact boundaries of the information provided. They would usually provide a PDF for checking it was correct before ordering but there was no other input from me. Being able to choose the exact area is both useful and proves much cheaper than the old method.’

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