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Case studies

Discover how OS data is driving more efficient decisions in organisations like yours.

Faster, better internet

Using property-level data to make sure everyone’s connected.

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Up-to-date maps in minutes

How location data saves both time and money for the National Library of Scotland

Faster insight – accessing local data on a national scale

How location is joining up valuable information across Scotland to provide better analysis

SSE uses OS MasterMap to maintain 48,500km of powerlines

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) maintains 48,500km of high-voltage overhead power lines supported by wooden poles in Great Britain.

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OS developing a 3D data model in Singapore

GovTech asked Ordnance Survey for expert advice about creating data specifications and a product flowline to generate data.

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Geospatial policy safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s environment

Providing a single source of accurate, reliable environmental information for Abu Dhabi’s decision makers.

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BT connected to UK mapping data

British Telecom (BT) combined data from Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland in one seamless service to create a dataset for the UK.

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The MAGIC map of Natural England

Using Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping, Landmark Solutions created an online portal to help the 2,000 people who visit Natural England's MAGIC website each day.

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Northern Gas Networks increases efficiencies through business process automation

Northern Gas automates its traffic management business processes and sees an increase in efficiencies, by using OS data and with help from an OS Partner.

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Defining a geospatial IT Strategy for Kosovo Cadastral Agency

Ordnance Survey developed a five year IT strategy for the Republic of Kosovo, including a new enterprise architecture and NSDI data model.

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OS data contributing to improved special needs transport

Harrow Council’s Route Optimisation Project aims to use Ordnance survey data to reduce vehicles used, save fuel and optimise driver numbers.

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Improving map generalisation ready for the 2016 Brazilian Olympics

The Brazilian Army used improved map generalisation to prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

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A future for wildlife - mapped with Ordnance Survey

The National Forest Company is creating a new wooded landscape across 200 square miles in central England using GIS application.

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Bespoke interactive mapping of journeys on England’s major road network

Beacon Dodsworth used Ordnance Survey data to create a mapping tool for Transport Focus to help assess user satisfaction across the Strategic Road Network

OS working with DECC to secure affordable energy supplies

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works with Ordnance Survey to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies.

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency pinpoints incidents with vernacular geography

Using Ordnance survey solutions including Mastermaps, Maritime and Coastguard Agency are able to pinpoint exact incident locations.

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The mobile app that makes exploring the British countryside easy

Using Ordnance Survey’s API, the Outdoors GPS app helps outdoor enthusiasts find their way – by providing OS Maps at any time, in any location – both on and offline.

Digital mapping helps Ash Parish to manage assets

Ash Parish Council signed up for the Public Sector Mapping agreement to access geographic data to help oversee all their assets.

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OS finding smarter energy solutions for Milton Keynes

Ordnance Survey provided geospatial datasets to Milton Keynes: Smart Future Cities project to develop solutions to support economic growth.

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