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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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Greener travel? e-scooters

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

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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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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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Faster insight – accessing local data on a national scale

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

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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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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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 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.

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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

Northern Gas Networks increases efficiencies through business process automation

Northern Gas automates its traffic management business processes and sees an increase in efficiencies, by using OS data and with help from an OS Partner.

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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.

£200,000+ savings for garden waste collection in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council has increased levels of recycling and reduced vehicle costs – simply by optimising its garden waste collection routes.