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Central government

  • Improving efficiency and delivering cost savings

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Ordnance Survey plays a vital role with central government teams and departments. Our products support a range of activities including:

  • Emergency planning
  • Asset Management
  • Planning and development
  • Policy creation
  • Transport planning
  • Security and contingency planning

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Membership of one of these agreements gives a public sector organisation access to a range of Ordnance Survey products. the PSMA (which covers England and Wales) and the OSMA (which covers Scotland) helps organisations to deal with a wide range of challenges and makes use of geographic and location data across a range of applications.

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OS Places address lookup service – free 60-day trial

OS Places is our new address verification and cleanse API tool. It's a lookup web service which you can use in central government to quickly verify addresses and cleanse your database, giving you real-time access to the most accurate, up-to-date address data.

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Case studies

The Big Lottery Fund wanted to identify priority areas for funding - deprived and rural areas - and used an online postcode-checker to screen applications.

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.

Children at state and independent schools across Britain are learning with the most highly-detailed and up-to-date digital maps.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s Environmental Research and Consultancy Department (ERCD) provides the Government with technical support and research into the effects of aircraft noise.

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