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Managing land, buildings and infrastructure

Your organisation is likely to manage, own or lease a wide range of physical assets – land, buildings, offices, infrastructure – and should keep comprehensive records about them, such as the purchase price, current value and maintenance schedule.

If your assets are located in more than one place, using our geographic data is one of the most effective ways to track and manage such assets. Visualising the location of your assets on a map is one of the quickest ways in which your employees can identify, for example, the closest depot to a customer or gaps in your coverage. By linking your data with ours, they can look up details of each asset simply by clicking a push-pin on the map.

Managing land and property assets

Estate and property managers need to manage maintenance, security, energy efficiency and pollution prevention measures, whilst adhering to tight budgets.

Key issues include:

  • Managing buildings on multiple sites.
  • Ensuring the good repair of boundaries.
  • Complying with complex environmental regulations.
  • Delivering savings in energy costs and insurance premiums.

Our geographic data can help by enabling you to:

  • Maintain electronic records using location as a common reference.
  • Identify potential weak points in your perimeter security.
  • Report to your customers in a way they will understand.

Infrastructure management

Our data is used to provide business intelligence and integrate business processes across an enterprise.

In the utilities sector, infrastructure assets can be coordinated using location information to:

  • Identify the precise location of all your assets;
  • Associate your own data to enable proactive asset maintenance and replacement strategies;
  • Identify an asset in relation to risk;
  • Provide an accurate and reliable referencing platform for third-party enquiries, and;
  • Identify the location and status of customers in relation to operational assets.

Case studies

Establishing accurate, up-to-date ownership information is crucial when negotiating way leaves, leases, acquisitions and access agreements for major pipeline and utility projects, but traditional, historic mapping techniques have proved to be slow and costly. Promap enables the exact position of physical boundaries to be established quickly and easily.

Combining or sharing assets is just one of the ways in which public sector organisations are reducing costs and improving efficiencies, as the local council and NHS in Ayrshire demonstrate.

United Utilities uses OS MasterMap to improve service levels, water quality and business performance.

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