Putting our customers on the map

Guest blog by Ordnance Survey’s Mike Wooles

The public sector team at Ordnance Survey works with wide range of organisations spread across the country. The challenges faced by our customers are extremely varied, but they all united in that they all have a business or organisational need that involves location and geographic data.

As the public sector web editor, I am continually surprised by new areas of public sector services that I wasn’t previously aware of and the work that the great and often unseen work that is taking place that helps to keep our much valued public services operating efficiently.

Some examples of public sector work includes protecting Scotland’s historical monuments, managing highways in Blackpool, improving street cleaning in Immingham, flood alert responses in Cornwall and fire services in south Wales. However, unless you are close to the public sector or work in a particular sector, it’s difficult to appreciate the scale of work that goes.

All of diverse activity is carried out through the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) and the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) for England and Wales.

To give you a better picture of what’s happening across the country and who is doing what and more importantly where, we have recently updated our case-study map, to give you a clearer picture.

Like all Ordnance Survey products, once you get to know them you discover that it’s not just a map! – the drop down box allows you to select the sector or industry you are interested in, so if you just want all of our Emergency Services customers or learn about Solutions for Transportation, make your selection from the drop-down menu to find the information you want.

For those of you with a keen interested in our products, you can see all our success stories for AddressBase or OS MasterMap ® Topography layer at the touch of a button.

We hope you find this new feature useful and if you are a public sector organisation, who has not yet joined either the OSMA or PSMA, please click here to find out more about how we can help you – and I look forward to you appearing on our customer map soon.

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