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Local government

  • Transforming services using location data

    Case studies

Ordnance Survey works closely with a range of local government organisations, our work includes supporting the implementation of cost-reductions and improving efficiencies by the use of digital mapping data.

Activities that we support include:

  • Road works and improvements
  • Refuse collection and Waste management
  • Preventing fraud / improving revenue collection
  • Flood prevention
  • Children’s services
  • Health and Wellbeing

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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 free 60-day trial – address lookup service

OS Places is our new address verification and cleanse API tool. It's a lookup web service which you can use in local 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

Learn how Powys County Council used geographic information to optimise its post office services.

City of London partner Renew relies on mapping to develop and expand an innovative network of 100 bomb-proof recycling bins.

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.

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.

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