Ducklington Parish Council has always struggled to demonstrate the facilities that are available to the residents in the area.
Ash Parish, in Surrey, is one of the most heavily-populated rural parishes within the Borough of Guilford. The parish is located in the extreme west of the Borough and covers 4 square miles, extending north to south along the River Blackwater. It is well-maintained and equipped by Ash Parish Council, whose aim is to provide the residents of Ash with high-quality services as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Employee-owned CH2M HILL is one of the world’s leading consulting, design, design-build, operations, and programme management companies serving government, civil, industrial and energy clients – employing over 30,000 people worldwide. Its work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources.
Adopting a different approach to data supply has enabled Forestry Commission to deliver significant efficiency and financial savings, whilst also meeting the requirements of the INSPIRE Directive – at no extra cost.
With a drive for efficiency savings and a need for more council services to use geographical information systems (GIS), open-source software has enabled more departments within the council to start using GIS for the first time. Benefits include the increase in GIS usage by more than 250%, reduced licensing costs and the creation of a single central repository for the council’s spatial data, removing duplication.
Openreach is now making use of Ordnance Survey’s web mapping service, OS OnDemand.
Sir Andrew Witty published the preliminary findings of his independent review of universities and growth, underpinned by digital mapping data from Ordnance Survey.
UIA, a mutual insurance company, has just started to use Ordnance Survey data to gain a better understanding and more complete picture of risk.
Adopting an open-source solution for the council’s internal web geographical information system (GIS) has provided flexibility and ease of use of Ordnance Survey products and council information.
Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd have been providing private and public sector customers with an efficient and reliable consultancy service, from planning through to construction and beyond.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has introduced new functionality to its consultation portal.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency deploys vernacular geography solution to help pinpoint exact incident locations
HM Coastguard is the on-call emergency organisation within the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), responsible for the initiation and coordination of all civilian maritime search and rescue operations within the UK.
The ‘FIND-IT’ tool, developed by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), uses Ordnance Survey’s detailed AddressBase dataset to search and filter results to pinpoint geographical locations across a suite of Ordnance Survey raster datasets. The product enables the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) staff to rapidly identify and prioritise high-risk businesses for inspection along with their locations.
Flooding is a sensitive issue for more than five million people in England and Wales. Warnings enable those in vulnerable areas to prepare before waters rise.
HealthGIS GP Finder provides access to up-to-date, accurate registration information for both primary care support services and GP contract administrators.
New integrated waste and recycling contract not only saves South Staffordshire Council money but increases customer satisfaction
The waste and recycling contract is the largest contract that South Staffordshire Council manages, it was essential that the most effective systems and software were employed to realise maximum value.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for producing a wide range of economic and social information about England and Wales.
Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust – is using geography and technology to engage the public and improve its Community Payback programme.
Cardiff Council regularly conducts district retail surveys and community facility audits to create a snapshot of neighbourhoods and analyse the services found there.
Understanding the distribution of patients within a practice area is vital for planning the delivery of healthcare services, whilst making efficiency savings.
During 2012–13, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group undertook a strategic review of the primary care out-of-hours service across the county.
Harrow Council aims to deliver signiﬁcant cost savings by using route optimisation techniques and Ordnance Survey data to reduce vehicles used.
Using geospatial data provided under the PSMA, Sport England has developed Active Places Power, an interactive mapping and reporting tool for community sport development.
Sustainability management has been greatly improved for social housing providers by using maps to understand their data, thanks to sustain's application.
Learn how OS MasterMap® Imagery Layer enables Scottish and Southern Energy to manage its extensive network of overhead power lines more efficiently.
RBSI explain how Ordnance Survey mapping data helped them improve efficiencies across their business.
Allianz explain how Ordnance Survey mapping data helped them improve efficiencies across their business.
Aviva share how Ordnance Survey mapping data is improving underwriting commercial property insurance policies.
How roads authorities and utilities cooperated to produce a centralised national roadworks register with OS MasterMap at its core.
Thanks to process improvements, Yorkshire Water have saved 200 man-days in field visits, the equivalent of one full-time person, or £40 000.
A Central Spatial Repository is enabling 1600 users to view complex geographic information and make better operational decisions.
Using GI has enabled Anglian Water to decide where best to site mobile bowsers in the event that mains water supplies are disrupted.
Mike Sanderson from 1Spatial explains how to quickly and cheaply get a handle on private sewer assets and how they fit with the wider network.
How United Utilities uses OS MasterMap to improve service levels, water quality and business performance.
BIS intends to reduce the number of premises it uses from around 200 to between 50 and 70. Geographic information plays an important role in the programme.
T4 Media offers national advertising opportunities at some 5 000 transport-related locations across the UK. OS OpenData is a key marketing analysis tool.
Lovell funds designs and builds new homes, also undertaking refurbishmentand repairs. Promap is an integral part of its business.
Investing in GIS is enabling Thames Valley Housing to save £200 000 in grounds maintenance costs each year – without compromising its quality of service.
Promap enables Bell Ingram to view maps, measure site access and identify boundaries, making negotiations on behalf of its customers more effective.
Ordnance Survey data enables Propertywide to provide relevant property information the right time in the customer journey, thus boosting conversion rates.
FIND Maps has added value to OS MasterMap by reorganising the feature layers within the map (over 60 in total) and grouping them under eight category headings. This makes the map simpler to use.
NHS Kent and Medway is improving the planning and redesign of its services via a web-enabled evidence-based application built around GI.
Cardiff Council’s online mapping portal enables residents to find quickly and easily local services,places of interest, useful information and links.
Children at state and independent schools across Britain are learning with the most highly-detailed and up-to-date digital maps.
With two-thirds of London 2012 events taking place within its boundaries, the London Borough of Newham developed an incident management system and Extranet.
City of London partner Renew relies on mapping to develop and expand an innovative network of 100 bomb-proof recycling bins.
A new web portal, underpinned by geographical information from Ordnance Survey, is helping to make electoral boundaries clearer.
Ordnance Survey data is providing Transport Scotland with the best possible detail as it oversees construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing.
Ordnance Survey data underpins a new joined-up service that enables people to notify a birth, death or change in circumstance more easily.
From accurately targeting 'no smoking' campaigns to plotting take-up of immunisation programmes, GI is improving healthcare in North Essex.
In March 2008, the Post Office announced proposals to close five Post Offices in Powys permanently. Learn how GI enabled the council to respond.
The Metropolitan Police needed a single, definitive and easy-to-use way to securely view and share mapping and associated data during the Olympics.
By moving to a digital geographical information system, the Commissioners have saved on time, legal fees and staff costs in asserting mineral rights.
Ordnance Survey geographic information is essential to ensure that the electoral area boundaries in England are accurate and detailed.
NHS Grampian serves a mixed urban and rural population of 526,000 people in the north-east corner of Scotland. Learn how it uses GI.
Thanks to mapping and geographic analysis, Cardiff Council is making substantial savings in school place and transport provision.
By deploying a bespoke GIS, the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum has enabled all its members to share sensitive and critical data.
TCA uses OS OnDemand to provide instant access to the latest and most accurate map data to customers using its consumer portal.
For the first time, we have a single integrated system that provides the up-to-date information, including Ordnance Survey products, that we need.
Learn how Contractor Link enables Southwark Council to avoid the overhead of administering the supply of maps to contractors.
Essex County Council has a number of agreements in place governing its use of contractors. Contractor link makes it much easier to manage them.
Hampshire County Council promotes public rights of way by making mapping easily available to download or browse online.
In Birmingham, obesity in both adults and children is significantly higher than the average for England and is on the rise. GI is helping to fight it.
Learn how the PSMA gives HANTSAR gains affordable and easy access to the accurate and up-to-date mapping data it needs to do its job effectively.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s fraud investigation team is using PSMA data in order to reduce or avoid costly and time-consuming site visits.
Combining or sharing assets is just one of the ways in which public sector organisations are reducing costs and improving efficiencies in Ayrshire.
NHS staff across the country are being urged to get into SHAPE to improve the planning and redesign of health services.
Ordnance Survey digital mapping data is making a major difference to the effective planning of patient services
Chesham Town Council identifies potential new income of £12 000 by managing its cemetery effectively.
Lincolnshire County Council reduces its supported bus services budget by £1 000 000 yet provides a more efficient and popular rural bus service.
Perth & Kinross and Angus councils worked in partnership to procure WEB-based GIS that would encourage data sharing and collaborative working.
Gwynedd Council uses maps to present, manage and analyse a wide range of information, including polling stations, registry offices and care homes.
North Somerset Council uses its website to reduce the number of invalid planning applications, save officer time and deliver annual cost savings.
New in-house website provides definitive source of traffic data, delivering cost savings and efficiency improvements for Department of Transport.
Gloucestershire County Council relies on geographic information to rationalise the county’s concessionary bus policy and assist the decision-making process for tendered bus services.
The Boundary Commission for Scotland now enables people to participate in reviews via its website, a key component of which are interactive maps.
With average high risk property loss rates during fires of up to £4 200 per minute Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has used mapping from Ordnance Survey
A collaborative pilot project is improving the management of addresses by linking electoral registration, revenue and benefits and other systems.
Learn how Caerphilly Borough Council used geographic information to respond to a major flood and the disruption caused to its residents.
Identifying priority areas for grants using a postcode checker
Totton and Eling Town Council uses a GIS to record the land it owns, making the management of its data and assets easier and more accurate.
Combining all road asset records such as signs, signals and disabled bays, into a central database should save £25 000 at South Ayrshire Council.
The ePlanning Programme needed to provide a complete range of online services for both the public and professionals, from initial enquiries to appeals.
Hampshire County Council uses geographic information to identify priority routes to be salted during bad winter weather.
Over £1 million of savings have been delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council by improving the efficiency of school bus routes and better contract management since 2006.
How map data, overlaid with search areas and paths from its GIS, has enabled the Scottish Police Service's Search and Rescue Dog Section to work smarter.
A collaborative project between OSMA members has enabled Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to publish its first national map of wild land.
Digital maps enable the civil aviation authority to make environmental information more easily accessible to the public as a citizen service.
Ordnance Survey geographic information is helping to improve the planning and delivery of drug and alcohol treatment services in Bristol.
The BGS wants to open up access to its wealth of information to meet the requirements of the EU INSPIRE Directive and the UK Location Programme.
According to Aberystwyth Town Council, the introduction of digital mapping has saved them a huge amount of time and effort.
Bristol City Council is setting an example through its creation of a fully-automated set of geographical information system (GIS) tools.
Over £20 000 of savings have already been delivered by the GIS team at Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council.
West Bletchley Council has found that using digital mapping to plan for its annual carnival is a fast and efficient process.
Using GI, Surrey County Council made significant savings from rationalising special educational needs transport routes and contract renegotiations.
Surrey Heath Borough Council becomes one of the country’s top recyclers by using geographic information.
West Midland Fire and Rescue Service avoids annual cost of £470 000 by developing and implementing in-house technology and software.
Integrating customer relationship management (CRM) software with geographical information systems (GIS) improves public services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
A prepared plan of action is vital for saving lives and protecting property and critical infrastructure in the event of flooding. Having accurate and reliable data is critical for the success of any plan.
SCDC implements a corporate geographical information system (GIS) that allows staff and citizen access to geographic information.
Transport Direct uses geographic data to offer reliable journey information so that people can make intelligent decisions about how and when to travel.
SYFR, the first public sector customer to use OS OnDemand, is using it to plan service delivery and to analyse and report more accurately and efficiently.
During an emergency planning exercise Portsmouth City Council used their GIS to quickly locate and order specialist equipment and supplies.
Map data and routing software have enabled Shropshire Council to replace fixed, one-day-a-week, rural bus routes with a more flexible service.
Nottinghamshire County Council introduces a fault-reporting system that enhances the service to members of the public without additional costs and is 80% faster in response to enquiries.
Southampton City Council used Ordnance Survey digital data to collect information and demonstrate results of a survey of cycle usage across the city.
Salford City Council uses a Cadcorp solution, based upon Ordnance Survey mapping
An Intranet-based intelligence solution using Ordnance Survey map data gives police officers across South Yorkshire access to detailed, up-to-date information.
When immunisation uptake statistics started being reported by individual PCTs, using geographic information uncovered previously hidden trends.
Collaboration with other emergency services thanks to GI on handheld devices has improved resource coordination and reduced search response times.
NNPA has reduced time and effort spent processing planning applications, thanks to AddressBase and linking its data to the UPRN.
The National Forest is transforming the landscape in the Midlands but many woodlands are 'islands'; this hinders the promotion of biodiversity.
Up-to-date and accurate mapping ensures that North East Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls effectively and maintains a high level of service.
Mole Valley District Council launches online 'one stop shop' for public service information.
The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 will give people the right to walk around England’s coast. Extensive public information and consultation is key.
Each year, thanks to its use of geographic information, Huntingdonshire District Council saves £100k and generate additional revenues of £180,000.
Liverpool saves £50 000 by using geography to automate the allocation of pupil bus passes and conﬁrm eligibility across the city.
Ordnance Survey map data has enabled significant savings from grounds maintenance and the avoidance of unnecessary consultancy fees.
Immingham Town Council used digital mapping to help it take-on the responsibility for street cleaning services from its principal authority.
Vulnerability maps are being created by the London Borough of Hounslow to help protect the elderly, infirm and other residents in the case of an emergency.
Two Suffolk councils have used geographical information systems to help reorganise bin collections, reduce carbon emissions and save £180 000.
Reducing the number of refuse collection vehicles needed will deliver significant savings and other benefits over the seven year duration of a new contract.
Exactrak teamed up with Astun Technology to provide better system performance and enhanced capabilities that would deliver efficiencies.
East Sussex County Council has launched a service to allow residents to simply, accurately and quickly report faults and other issues.
Daventry District Council uses geographic information to achieve major cost savings and efficiencies by rationalising domestic waste collection routes.
Cornwall Council combines geographic information from Ordnance Survey with Environment Agency data and local information to respond effectively to floods.
How Cheltenham Borough Council used digital mapping for an emergency planning training exercise.
Dauntsey Parish Council has combined local knowledge with digital maps to help it undertake a professional analysis of local flood impacts and risks.
East Hampshire District Council and Winchester City Council deliver significant cost savings from a new joint waste management contract.
Chorley Council uses a website with interactive maps to market the town centre to retailers and others as a desirable location in which to trade.
‘Making Assets Count’ – the joint management and use of the property portfolio across Cambridgeshire
Newcastle City Council has redesigned waste management collections using a combination of Ordnance Survey data, GIS software and vehicle tracking.
Cardiff Council’s Schools Transport Team supports improved special education needs school routing, optimisation and efficiency using GI.
The ScotlandsPlaces website is helping people to learn about Scottish places past and present. It includes map-based search functionality.
Learn how geographic information is helping to raise awareness of the health needs of people in the London Borough of Bromley.
In 2005, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service became one of the first in the country to deploy OS MasterMap® Topography Layer to every one of its appliances.
The use of GI in the management of houses under multiple occupation has enabled Dundee City Council to deliver better services, reduce costs and save time.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue is using Ordnance Survey data to enhance the quality of incident information for all personnel attending emergencies.
Thanks to a partnership with New Forest District Council, local councils have access to its digital maps, enabling them to provide better customer service.
Blackpool Council has undertaken a four-year project to address the backlog of highways and footways, generating significant long-term savings.
Harrow Council's Waste Collector Project should deliver £3.2 million of savings by increasing levels of recycling and reducing landfill charges.
In Hull, teenage pregnancies have reduced by 35 percent over the course of the life of the 12-year strategy. Geographic information is key to it.
In emergencies, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council uses geographic information to locating vulnerable people in minutes. It used to take four hours.
By optimising its garden waste collection routes, Northumberland County Council has reduced vehicle costs and increased levels of recycling.