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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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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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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 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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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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Creating strategy and vision for overseas national mapping agencies

For Survey and Land Registration Bureau to grow it’s capacity and capability it drew on the strategy of Ordnance Survey.

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Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

Helping Scotland meet ambitious renewable energy targets with OS MasterMap data.

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Running a safe and secure major national event – with geospatial information

Ordnance Survey (OS) provided geospatial information and intelligence to meet the needs of the 2012 Olympics.

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Improving integration between BIM and GIS

A transformation engine for IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models, both exterior and interior.

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Helping Northumbrian Water create the first underground utilities map

Delivering estimated savings of around £1 million, Northumbrian Water and Ordnance Survey (OS) created the first Underground Infrastructure Hub for the North East.

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Ordnance Survey develops mapping policy with Oman's Survey Authority

Working with Oman's National Survey Authority (NSA) to identify where policy, process and standards can support future trends and technology.

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Creating a large-scale base map to underpin a national data model

Ordnance Survey created a topographic base map of Malta which will underpin a new national data model