This report was commissioned by the Ordnance Survey in 2014/ 15 to quantify the contribution that mapping and other Geo- services provide to the UK and global economy. In this report Geo- services were defined as services that rely upon geospatial data or images (in part or in total) for their content and delivery and they can occur in any sector of the economy.


This report is now part of a very small body of work that has, since 2012, tried to measure the contribution of Geo- services to the broader global economy.


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Geoservices infographic.pdf
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Geo-Services Abridged Executive Summary.[...]
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The report includes10,500 Geo- services that have been organised by value chain, end- user industries and by activity type. The value chain industries include:

Signal Provision Industry Support Services End User Industries
GIS Industry Distribution Services Consumers
Satellite Image Industry    


End User Industries for Geo- services include:

Agriculture Finance & Insurance Consumer & Leisure
Defence & Security Health Public Services
Education Other Industries Transport & Logistics
Energy & Utilities Mapping & Charting  
Environment & Climate Change Land, Buildings & Infrastructure  

The initial research is now being updated for 2014/ 15 data. Please Contact us for further information about the availability of Geo- Services data sets and reports either by country or by markets.