Banbury Town Council is a large town council with a population of 46,000 and turnover of almost £2 million a year. It was formed in 2000, and prior to 2010, did not hold a land terrier, comprehensive asset register or any graphical data on the inspection of its trees.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of England and Wales at a national, regional and local level.
By introducing lighting controls to prevent light pollution
Having already realised significant efficiencies through geographical information systems (GIS) related projects, South Ayrshire Council continues to develop new ways of using geographic information to improve its services.
Through the sharing of accurate and comprehensive address information across back-office systems, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) can focus resources on specific areas of need.
When marketing software company Citrus Analytics needed to create a customer mapping solution as part of their Zest customer analytics software package, their first port of call was OS OpenData™.
Newport City Council addresses the economic challenges through effective use of location information and customer insight
Newport City Council is transforming the way it delivers its services to ensure the public needs are met, while adapting to the economic climate. The council has launched a range of campaigns to encourage and promote behavioural change and to deliver services direct to where they’re needed most – one of which is 'Save time, go online'.
Ducklington Parish Council uses Ordnance Survey's OpenSpace maps to communicate important events and incidents, such as road closures and planning applications.
Ash Parish Council signed up for the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and used a web mapping tool for parish councils in the UK – to access high-quality geographic data provided by Ordnance Survey.
CH2M HILL's Transport Planning team provide solutions for local authority clients to understand the impacts of bus network provision and changes to it. They used OS OpenData to help them.
Adopting a different approach to data supply has enabled Forestry Commission to deliver significant efficiency and financial savings. Geographic context is provided by a range of Ordnance Survey data.
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.
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 economic 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 uses OS OpenData to cope with archaeological or heritage requirements – an ideal solution providing them with the background mapping free of charge, available on demand and without any complicated licensing restrictions.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has introduced new functionality to its consultation portal – enhanced by Ordnance Survey mapping data.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency deploys vernacular geography solution to help pinpoint exact incident locations
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is deploying FINTAN, a solution created by Ordnance Survey's Research department to enable the capture, storage and display of the information about the names people use to refer to locations.
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 multi-layered mapping in both the FloodAlerts app and Environment Agency's live flood warning map provides an option to view flood-risk information for a specific location on 1:10 000 Scale Raster and 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster data from Ordnance Survey.
HealthGIS GP Finder provides access to up-to-date, accurate registration information for both primary care support services and GP contract administrators – with the help of Ordnance Survey mapping data.
New integrated waste and recycling contract not only saves South Staffordshire Council money but increases customer satisfaction
South Staffordshire Council used a number of Ordnance Survey products, including OS VectorMap District and OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network (ITN) Layer, to record and display a range of data around waste and recycling.
Ordnance Survey mapping data, supplied under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, provides a consistent geographic framework for collating, presenting and analysing complex data for the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust is using geography and technology to engage the public and improve its Community Payback programme.
Cardiff County Council uses the cross reference to OS MasterMap Topography Layer within Points of Interest, to create new polygon layers of the different types of community or commercial use. This helps with the creation of community mapping documents.
Understanding the distribution of patients within a practice area is vital for planning the delivery of healthcare services, whilst making efficiency savings. GP Practice Maps provide geographical context to patient data.
During 2012–13, Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group undertook a strategic review of the primary care out-of-hours service across the county, with the help of Ordnance Survey products.
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 Public Sector Mapping Agreement, 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.
Geospatial tools allow underwriters to access geographic risk data giving them an instant and unique picture of each risk, at an individual address level using Ordnance Survey mapping and addressing data.
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 and using Ordnance Survey data, Yorkshire Water has 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 geographic information 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.
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 as well as refurbishes and repairs homes. It uses Promap, an online system offering property professionals instant, easy and reliable access to Ordnance Survey mapping.
Investing in geographic information systems 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, making it simpler to use for their customers.
NHS Kent and Medway is improving the planning and redesign of its services via a web-enabled evidence-based application built around geographic information from Ordnance Survey.
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.
High-quality mapping from Ordnance Survey was used to help manage incidents at the London 2012 Olympic Games – and beyond.
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, improving efficiency and delivering cost savings.
From accurately targeting 'no smoking' campaigns to plotting take-up of immunisation programmes, geographic information is improving healthcare in North Essex.
In March 2008, the Post Office announced proposals to close five Post Offices in Powys permanently. Learn how geographic information from Ordnance Survey enabled the council to respond.
The Olympic Mapping Portal used Ordnance Survey's complete range of mapping data, including aerial photography, and bespoke datasets created especially for the Games.
By moving to a digital geographical information system, the Church 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 geographic information from Ordnance Survey.
Thanks to mapping and geographic analysis, Cardiff Council is making substantial savings in school place and transport provision.
By deploying a bespoke geographical information system, the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum has enabled all its members to share sensitive and critical data. Ordnance Survey data has played a fundamental role in underpinning this work.
The Coal Authority 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, The Coal Authority has a single integrated system that provides the up-to-date information, including Ordnance Survey products, that they need.
Learn how Contractor Link – created by emapsite, a Premier Partner of Ordnance Survey – enables Southwark Council to avoid the overhead of administering the supply of maps to contractors.
Contractor Link, controlled by the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, is a unique mapping portal from Ordnance Survey Premier Partner emapsite, and addresses the issues that Essex County Council faced, such as distributing mapping for specific projects, licensing and copyright.
Hampshire County Council promotes public rights of way by making mapping easily available to download or browse online, with the help of Ordnance Survey's 1:10 000 Scale Raster product.
In Birmingham, obesity in both adults and children is significantly higher than the average for England and is on the rise. Ordnance Survey's geographic information is helping to fight it.
Through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), 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 Public Sector Mapping Agreement data in order to reduce or avoid costly and time-consuming site visits.
Combining or sharing geographic information to identify the location of 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 – a web-enabled, evidence-based application that is built around Ordnance Survey's accurate geographic information, that can radically 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 using Ordnance Survey’s highly-detailed, large-scale mapping.
By relying on Ordnance Survey mapping data, 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 geographic information systems that would encourage data sharing and collaborative working. Location Centre, delivered by Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner Forth Valley GIS, helped to achieve this.
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, saving time and cost. It uses a range of Ordnance Survey mapping datasets to deliver easy-to-use and easy-to-interpret mapping.
A new traffic count website, built using Ordnance Survey's OpenSpace API, provides a definitive source of traffic data to the public, delivering cost savings and efficiency improvements for the 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. It uses Ordnance Survey digital data supplied under the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA).
With average high risk property loss rates during fires of up to £4,200 per minute, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) 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, with the help of Ordnance Survey.
Learn how Caerphilly Borough Council used geographic information to respond to a major flood and the disruption caused to its residents.
The Big Lottery Fund wanted to identify priority areas for funding - deprived and rural areas - and used an online postcode-checker to screen applications.
Totton and Eling Town Council uses a geographic information systems 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 using a range of Ordnance Survey map data, should save £25 000 at South Ayrshire Council.
Through the use of online technologies and mapping data from Ordnance Survey, ePlanning has successfully delivered a modern, efficient, online planning system.
Hampshire County Council uses geographic information from Ordnance Survey to identify priority routes to be salted during bad winter weather.
Through OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network and Topography Layers, 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 geographic information systems, has enabled the Scottish Police Service's Search and Rescue Dog Section to work smarter.
A collaborative project between members of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement has enabled Scottish Natural Heritage to publish the first national map of wild land in Scotland by sharing Ordnance Survey map data.
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 British Geological Survey 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 geographic information system (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.
Surrey Heath Borough Council becomes one of the country’s top recyclers by using geographic information, with the help of geographic information and Ordnance Survey's mapping data.
West Midland Fire and Rescue Service avoids annual cost of £470 000 by developing and implementing in-house technology and software to enhance its geographical information system (GIS) and data integration capability.
Integrating customer relationship management (CRM) software with geographical information systems (GIS) improves public services at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
West Lindsey District Council used a web-based geographical information system (GIS), StatMap Earthlight, in conjunction with Ordnance Survey's Land-Form PROFILE, a digital terrain model, to plan for flood emergencies.
Suffolk Coastal District Council 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.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, 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 geographic information system and Ordnance Survey's Points of Interest dataset 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.
With the help of Ordnance Survey data, 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.
Ordnance Survey helped Luton Primary Care Trust to overlay information onto Ordnance Survey data, to help improve child immunisation rates.
Collaboration with other emergency services thanks to geographic information on handheld devices has improved resource coordination and reduced search response times. Lowland Search Dogs has access to digital map data products from Ordnance Survey through the PSMA.
Northumberland National Park Authority 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 with the help of raster-based products from Ordnance Survey.
Up-to-date and accurate mapping ensures that North East Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls effectively and maintains a high level of service.
Astun Technology's iShareMaps suite, featuring a range of geographic information from Ordnance Survey, was used to launch Mole Valley District Council's online 'one stop shop' for public service information.
Access to Ordnance Survey data under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement has helped to give people the right to walk around England's coast.
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. Geographic information from Ordnance Survey was used as a base for this work.
Ordnance Survey map data has enabled significant savings for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, from grounds maintenance and the avoidance of unnecessary consultancy fees.
Immingham Town Council used digital mapping with the help of Ordnance Survey's geographic data, to 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 – using Ordnance Survey's geographic information.
Two Suffolk councils have used geographical information systems to help reorganise bin collections, reduce carbon emissions and save £180 000.
With the help of large scale mapping data from Ordnance Survey, East Northamptonshire Council was able to reduce the number of refuse collection vehicles needed, contributing to significant savings.
With the help of OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network (ITN) Layer, Exactrak was able to provide better system performance, together with enhanced capabilities, that would deliver operational efficiencies.
East Sussex County Council has launched a map-based system, based on OS MasterMap Topography Layer, 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.
Cheltenham Borough Council used digital mapping for an emergency planning training exercise.
Dauntsey Parish Council has successfully combined local knowledge with Ordnance Survey 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, by working with Ordnance Survey and Geoplace's geographic information.
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 using a range of mapping datasets.
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 geographic information (GI).
The ScotlandsPlaces website is helping people to learn about Scottish places past and present. It includes map-based search functionality, using the context of Ordnance Survey mapping.
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 geographic information 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 as well as Ordnance Survey mapping, enabling them to provide better customer service.
Working with Ordnance Survey and Gaist Ltd, Blackpool Council has undertaken a four-year project to address the backlog of highways and footways, generating significant long-term savings.
Harrow County Council's waste collection routes are continuously analysed and optimised using Ordnance Survey's OS MasterMap ITN Layer as the core network dataset.
In Hull, teenage pregnancies have reduced by 35 percent over the course of the life of the 12-year strategy. Ordnance Survey digital maps were used to plan its contraception and community-based services and increase the targeting and impact of services.
In emergencies, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council uses geographic information to locating vulnerable people in minutes. It used to take four hours.
By taking away the former district council boundaries and using Ordnance Survey’s mapping data in conjunction with route optimisation software, Northumberland County Council has reduced vehicle costs and increased levels of recycling.