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Case studies

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

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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Managing London's transport infrastructure with OS data

Ordnance Survey’s detailed MasterMap has been used to help keep London’s busy transport network moving.

3 min read

OS finding smarter energy solutions for Milton Keynes

Ordnance Survey provided geospatial datasets to Milton Keynes: Smart Future Cities project to develop solutions to support economic growth.

3 min read

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.

5 min read

Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

Helping Scotland meet ambitious renewable energy targets with OS MasterMap data.

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ESRI UK mapping app protects York from floods

York City Council’s flood team can record, share and visualise information on a hand-held device thanks to Ordnance Survey mapping and ESRI.

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OS helps introduce 20mph speed limit in Edinburgh

Cutting speed limits in urban areas reduces the risk of road deaths. It also improves pedestrian safety and encourages drivers to choose other travel options.

5 min read

OS pioneers smarter CCTV for Salford

This case study looks at how support and data from OS helped to reduce crime, support local authorities and create much safer, more connected, smart cities in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester.

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Using GIS to plan for housing growth

Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping enabled a local council to build an accurate picture of sites, which could be redeveloped for housing.

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Saving resources through intelligent route planning

Detailed routes for fleets of vehicles can be created at the touch of a button with Map-a-Route dynamic routing software from Exactrak