20th July 2006 Ordnance Survey consults on Welsh Language Scheme

The OS says “We believe that Welsh speakers should be able to receive a full range of services in Welsh - but it is only by receiving feedback that our scheme will be perfected."

The Ordnance Survey has progressed its policy of showing more and more bilingual place names and feature descriptions on both large-scale and small-scale products. Small-scale OS Landranger Maps and OS Explorer Maps for areas in Wales now have fully bilingual covers, and digital products, such as the recently launched OS MasterMap Address Layer 2, are enabled to provide Welsh place name alternatives. 

The agency's Welsh Language Helpline - 08456 05 05 04 - is specifically designed to deal with a range of telephone enquiries in Welsh.  Sere also the Welsh language website www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/cymraeg  

A copy of the draft scheme document and further information on the work of Ordnance Survey can be found at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk.  A Welsh version of the document appears on www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/cymraeg