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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 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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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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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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OS working with DECC to secure affordable energy supplies

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works with Ordnance Survey to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies.

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Improving integration between BIM and GIS

A transformation engine for IFC-BIM models into semantically enriched 3D CityGML building models, both exterior and interior.

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Creating a large-scale base map to underpin a national data model

Ordnance Survey created a topographic base map of Malta which will underpin a new national data model

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.

Ordnance Survey modernising Rwanda's mapping operations

Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) has a national-level responsibility to provide geospatial information including topographic, thematic and geological maps.

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Ordnance Survey helping Dubai become the world's smartest city

Ordnance Survey helped develop a strategy to create smart solutions using geospatial information and technologies.

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DECC predict smart meter network coverage

Using data provided under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), OS supplied a tabular, spatially-derived dataset that allowed Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to estimate coverage statistics on a national and local scale.

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Presenting complex ONS information

Mapping website makes traffic data more accessible thanks to Ordnance Survey.

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OS helping HMRC to target financial support

This case study outlines how HMRC has used Ordnance Survey (OS) data to increase the take-up of tax credits so that disabled workers, people on low incomes, or those responsible for children, receive the benefits they deserve.

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