There's a lot of history behind how our country is mapped, and
we give that information to.Ordnance Survey (OS) collects landinformation in quite an old-fashionedway. In most countries these days aperson's land is mapped by a
and sent in (for a fee). In England it'smore about defining what's at the
of your land – the woods,water, fences, or roads around it.OS has been collecting this sort of information for
. There's a lot togo through, and a lot of old systems toreorganise, or maybe even get rid of before we can bring mapping into thepresent.