Making communities safer and protecting Britain’s national security

Up-to-date, accurate mapping is critical for the national agencies that protect our national security. OS data gives them a common operating picture in real time.

Having access to up to date, highly accurate, maintained digital mapping is critical for the national agencies responsible for making communities safer and protecting Britain’s national security. OS mapping data provides a common operating picture for planning and enhanced situational awareness in real time. High profile sporting competitions such as The London Olympics (2012), the Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014) and the Rugby World Cup (2015) provide examples of how the MoD, local authorities and emergency services used OS mapping to ensure a safe and successful events.

OS data supports a number of policy initiatives including the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (2014-15), National Security Strategy (2014), The Strategic Defence and Security Review (2015), Civil Contingencies Act 2004, UK Borders Act 2007, The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009, Terrorism Act 2000, Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.