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Faster, better internet

Location data gives Ofcom an accurate picture of where people are, and what services are available in different parts of the UK – to help make communications work for everyone.

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Connecting the country – how National Highways are making road journeys safer

National Highways used OS MasterMap Topography Layer, accessible under the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) to create an Auto RedLine.

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How councils can make the most of their access to OS mapping

From fundraising for more greenspace, to creating a public art trail, Histon and Impington Parish Council show how councils can make the most of OS mapping.

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Plotting the possibilities, with Plot Map

Empowering data-driven decisions to maximise development project success.

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Greener travel? e-scooters

The role of location data in Transport for London’s e-scooter rental trial.

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Protecting Hampshire’s nature - Nitrate neutrality in the Solent

Natural England announced that all new planning proposals covering Hampshire’s Solent waterways and wetlands, must be “nitrate neutral”.

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Faster access to healthcare assets for NHS Healthy Urban Development Unit

How location data helps the NHS London Healthy Urban Development Unit (NHS HUDU) ensure that everyone has access to the healthcare they need.

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Supporting NHS England’s rollout of the vaccine with our Partner, Basemap

Using OS road data and speed data from Basemap, we gave NHS England more accurate journey times from population centres to proposed vaccination sites.

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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust uses OS Places API for out of area look ups

Using the OS Places API allows the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to use flexible search methods for call handlers including full address, partial address.

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Addresscloud use OS Open Data to introduce kerbside location accuracy

Addresscloud used OS Open USRN data alongside OS AddressBase, to introduce kerbside location accuracy for every property in Great Britain.

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Landmark Information Group works with Arts Council England in response to Covid-19

When Covid-19 took hold, Arts Council England (ACE) made an urgent bid to enable them to measure the impact of lockdowns on ACE funded venues across Great Britain.

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Complex land use decisions simplified by The Land App

Tim Hopkin is revolutionising the way complex land use decisions are made through the creation of The Land App.

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Redesigning mental health services with the NHS and location data

During a 2018 review of community health services, the Trust used OS VectorMap District and 1:250 000 Scale Raster datasets to model the mental and physical health service needs across East Cheshire.

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Department for Transport informing electric vehicle infrastructure planning

The Department for Transport use OS AddressBase Plus, in collaboration with other datasets, to plan the future of electric vehicle charging points across the country.

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Active Streets tool helps local authorities locate safer walking and cycling spaces

The Active Streets Assessment Tool enables local authorities to assess their active travel network for safety improvements to walking and cycling routes.

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AFD Software’s Geolocation functionality used by Paultons Park

Paultons Park has achieved its aim of ‘frictionless checkout’, after two-button taps all address data is entered accurately on mobile devices.

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Up-to-date maps in minutes

How location data saves both time and money for the National Library of Scotland.

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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Supporting innovation with geospatial data

Geovation was set up in 2009 by Ordnance Survey to support new businesses providing solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges using geospatial data, with approaches that hadn’t been explored before.