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

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”.

3 min read

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.

4 min read

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

OS improving mapping capability in the Philippines

Optimising GPS active network performance to enhance geospatial infrastructure.

4 min read

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.

3 min read

Greenspaces for green energy

How heating homes could be a walk in the park

Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

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

3 min read

The MAGIC map of Natural England

Using Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping, Landmark Solutions created an online portal to help the 2,000 people who visit Natural England's MAGIC website each day.

4 min read

GIS improves Wiltshire flood management

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

3 min read

£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.

Geospatial policy safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s environment

Providing a single source of accurate, reliable environmental information for Abu Dhabi’s decision makers.

5 min read

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.

3 min read