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

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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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

Bespoke interactive mapping of journeys on England’s major road network

Beacon Dodsworth used Ordnance Survey data to create a mapping tool for Transport Focus to help assess user satisfaction across the Strategic Road Network.

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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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.

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Supporting digital transport services

OS and GeoPlace have been working on organising spatial data across territories to facilitate the seamless exchange, standardisation and currency of the data is the goal of the Transport Network-Intelligent Transport Systems project (TN-ITS GO).

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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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Running a safe and secure major national event – with geospatial information

Ordnance Survey (OS) provided geospatial information and intelligence to meet the needs of the 2012 Olympics.

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Helping Northumbrian Water create the first underground utilities map

Delivering estimated savings of around £1 million, Northumbrian Water and Ordnance Survey (OS) created the first Underground Infrastructure Hub for the North East.

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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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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.

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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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Helping to safeguard moorland life

Using OS data, the Moors for the Future Partnership created a land cover map which gave vital information to safeguard moorland life.

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OS data used to create a virtual aerial map of archaeological sites in England

For the first time Historic England has made the results of years of aerial photograph mapping projects freely available online.

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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 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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GIS improves Wiltshire flood management

Wiltshire have combined local knowledge with Ordnance Survey mapping to analyse local flood impacts and risks in Dauntsey Parish.

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