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Where would Sarah be without OS?

From showering to using her satnav, Sarah’s #MyDataDay is powered by OS data

Powering your home

The water, gas and electricity you use reaches your home with the help of OS data.

The water, gas and electricity you use reaches your home with the help of OS data
The water, gas and electricity you use reaches your home with the help of OS data

We help utility providers make sure you’ve always got the energy you need. Our information supports the maintenance of the pipes and cables that power your home. It helps find the best locations for future renewable energy assets. And provides utility companies with key facts about where you live – so they can improve your experience.

Our data is being used in the roll-out of smart meters, helping reduce energy consumption nationwide.

Home sweet home

From your initial search – to find the right size, in the right area, with the right services – to holding the keys in your hand, OS data helps turn your house into your home.

OS data helps turn your house into your home
OS data helps turn your house into your home

Our information underpins every step of the way – fuelling your initial web browse (with our location-data supporting your search engines and online mapping), guiding your council’s Local Land Charge searches (more on than later), and securing your place on the Land Registry (relying on our geospatial data to register your new home).

Councils’ local land charge searches are getting faster and cheaper. Investments in our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are helping council staff plan for better local services, such as schools, hospitals and roads.

A to B

Whether you’re travelling by road, rail, or pure pedal power, OS data helps keep the nation moving.

OS data helps keep the nation moving
OS data helps keep the nation moving

By mapping over 216,000 miles of road – capturing key details like lane width, bridge height and any road restrictions – transport providers can give you the most effective services.

What’s more, our mapping tools allow for optimal routing – getting you there quicker, making services available for more locations, using less fossil fuels – meaning greener travel for all.

The secret behind how Harrow uses fewer vehicles, fuel, and miles yet improves transport for special needs residents

How OS data is helping to get highways maintenance right in the City of London