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And while we’re talking about Land Registry.. here comes UKMap

Verrry interesting post over at the UKMapping blog. We’ll include the full content because it’s short and very relevant.

Great news was received today at UKMap HQ. After much review and testing Land Registry have confirmed [and are happy for us to tell people] that they are happy to accept registrations based on UKMap.

Great news for all those consultants, government types and property professional using UKMap.

Full text below

“Following a review of UKMap, Land Registry is able to confirm that UKMap meets Land Registry’s requirements as a mapping base on which registration applications can be made and is comfortable accepting registration applications based on UKMap. Such registration applications must still follow relevant guidance as set out in Public Guide 40.”

What does this mean? That LR doesn’t necessarily have to rely on Ordnance Survey maps for registrations. That, too, pours sand into any engines that might be getting started looking to fund OS through higher LR transaction fees. Savvy users would just go to UKMap.

And an earlier post on that same blog includes these interesting new clients:

  • London Fire, serious users with a serious need to get better mapping. Now they have that with UKMap.
  • London Borough of Islington – managing their green environment, UKMap’s trees and Land Use makes all the difference for them.
  • Mott Macdonald – detailed city centre mapping, all in glorious 3D.
  • Promap – the UK’s leading mapping portal for the Land and Property market have announced they are taking UKMap

London councils and emergency services? That’s what I think you call an inroad into OS’s market, isn’t it?

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