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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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NHS and OS battle obesity in Birmingham

Using Ordnance Survey’s Street View product, NHS in Birmingham has pin pointed fast food joints near schools to cut on obesity rising rates. Yhkhaf

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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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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.

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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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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Using OS data to help fix the housing market

How Sprift, a UK tech start-up and OS Partner has used brought together location intelligence on any property in the country, in one place, online.

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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Managing London's transport infrastructure with OS data

Ordnance Survey’s detailed MasterMap has been used to help keep London’s busy transport network moving.

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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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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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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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OS data helps keep hospital open in Somerset

Ordnance Survey data provided critical evidence leading to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group keeping stroke services at two hospitals.

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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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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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GIS improves Wiltshire flood management

Wiltshire have combined local knowledge with Ordnance Survey mapping to analyse local flood impacts and risks in Dauntsey Parish.

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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

GIS helps Teignbridge Council cut costs

By automating their Local Land Charges search process using GIS, Teignbridge district council were able to cut costs by £60,000.

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