Ground Stability

Digging Deeper into Ordnance Survey Data

In 2017, Terrafirma embarked on several projects, in line with our ambition to find innovative ways of gathering and using new sources of information.

These projects varied considerably, from working with universities across the UK to identify and commercialise new ‘ground-breaking’ research projects, working with industry partners to combine intelligence and delve deeper into existing databases, with British Geological Survey, Coal Authority and Ordnance Survey to name but a few. One such project aimed to extract data relevant to historical mining and quarrying activity from several Ordnance Survey (OS) datasets. This project concluded successfully, identifying thousands of mining and quarrying features previously underutilised within risk assessment processes in existing environmental reports.