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Discover how OS data is driving more efficient decisions in organisations like yours.

Faster insight – accessing local data on a national scale

How location is joining up valuable information across Scotland to provide better analysis

SSE uses OS MasterMap to maintain 48,500km of powerlines

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) maintains 48,500km of high-voltage overhead power lines supported by wooden poles in Great Britain.

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OS improving mapping capability in the Philippines

Optimising GPS active network performance to enhance geospatial infrastructure.

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OS supporting Norway's Mapping Authority

Ordnance Survey provided expertise to help Kartverket integrate its land and sea divisions and increase uptake of mapping data.

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Creating strategy and vision for overseas national mapping agencies

For Survey and Land Registration Bureau to grow it’s capacity and capability it drew on the strategy of Ordnance Survey.

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Creating a 3D data model for the Kingdom of Bahrain

Ordnance Survey (OS) created the first 3D-enabled national spatial data model for the Kingdom of Bahrain with the Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB) mapping authority.

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The happiest city on Earth: assessing geospatial maturity in Dubai

Ordnance Survey (OS) undertook a Geospatial Maturity Assessment to identify the next steps that Dubai Municipality needed to take to support the government’s pursuit of citizen happiness.

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NHS and OS battle obesity in Birmingham

Using Ordnance Survey’s Street View product, NHS in Birmingham has pin pointed fast food joints near schools to cut on obesity rising rates. Yhkhaf

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A future for wildlife - mapped with Ordnance Survey

The National Forest Company is creating a new wooded landscape across 200 square miles in central England using GIS application.

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GIS helps Teignbridge Council cut costs

By automating their Local Land Charges search process using GIS, Teignbridge district council were able to cut costs by £60,000.

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OS data contributing to improved special needs transport

Harrow Council’s Route Optimisation Project aims to use Ordnance survey data to reduce vehicles used, save fuel and optimise driver numbers.

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Using OS data to help fix the housing market

How Sprift, a UK tech start-up and OS Partner has used brought together location intelligence on any property in the country, in one place, online.

Defining a geospatial IT Strategy for Kosovo Cadastral Agency

Ordnance Survey developed a five year IT strategy for the Republic of Kosovo, including a new enterprise architecture and NSDI data model.

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OS developing a 3D data model in Singapore

GovTech asked Ordnance Survey for expert advice about creating data specifications and a product flowline to generate data.

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Improving map generalisation ready for the 2016 Brazilian Olympics

The Brazilian Army used improved map generalisation to prepare for the 2016 Olympics.

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Geospatial policy safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s environment

Providing a single source of accurate, reliable environmental information for Abu Dhabi’s decision makers.

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Digital mapping helps Ash Parish to manage assets

Ash Parish Council signed up for the Public Sector Mapping agreement to access geographic data to help oversee all their assets.

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Mapping website makes traffic data more accessible

A new in-house website provides a source of traffic data to the public whilst delivering cost savings for the Department of Transport.

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