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How geospatial data can help you build a smart, citizen-centred city

Geospatial is an exceptionally powerful resource in delivering urban environments at lower cost, greater efficiency, lower waste, and with much greater happiness to your city's inhabitants.

Part of citizen happiness is the ability to see your city as home for decades to come. Harness the power of location data intelligence to ensure the long-term sustainability of infrastructure.

Enabling innovation in your city unlocks benefits beyond the services created. These benefits extend to citizens who gain increased opportunities and see their city level up before their eyes.

Geospatial data offers above all else, opportunity. Specifically, the opportunity to build new kinds of cities; ones which are smart from planning through to execution, putting their people at their very centre.

Realising this new kind of city requires understanding what currently exists, what has previously worked, and what innovations can be achieved that improve on everything that has gone before. And in an increasingly fast paced world, it is critical that this data offers feedback loops in the milliseconds, making it real time, rather than months or years.

Geospatial data created by Ordnance Survey is comprehensive, precise, flexible, usable, and current. It is the geospatial data upon which you can lay the strongest of foundations for your cities, and deliver the fulfilling, happy lives your citizens wish to live.

How you can achieve a smart city with geospatial data

Geospatial data underpins much of the technology and digital services that power digital economies. Looking to the future, geospatial data is a key enabler of emerging urban technologies, allowing delivery drones to reach their targets and underpinning the roll-out of self-driving cars that will improve convenience and accessibility to millions of citizens

Achieving autonomous transport that delivers better quality of life

There is an increasing shift towards connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in transport. The challenge faced by urban planners, then, is to rethink our urban spaces to enable this new mobility revolution. It isn’t enough to place twenty-first century technology on twentieth century infrastructure anymore. For citizens to truly reap its benefits, the appropriate physical and digital infrastructure is required.

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Ordnance Survey is working with Dubai Municipality's GI Service center helping to make Dubai the happiest city on the planet. 

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How geospatial investment helps grow your city’s economy

The global population is growing. This presents challenges as municipal governments pursue sustainable and equitable development. Investing in geospatial capabilities can be a catalyst for economic development that benefits the country as a whole

Building a better world with sustainable urban development

Whether your city’s goal is more efficient services, more effective infrastructure and planning, or creating sustainable jobs, investing in geospatial expertise gives your city an advantage. Geospatial data can help your city move beyond basic service provision to begin to provide innovative digital services that improve the lives of your city’s residents.

Geospatial maturity and the future of transport

The way we move around in cities is changing. We’re rapidly moving towards connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and electric vehicles. These changes have the potential to drive economic and social benefit for communities worldwide and are facilitated by the ready availability of location data.