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

How councils can make the most of their access to OS mapping

From fundraising for more greenspace, to creating a public art trail, Histon and Impington Parish Council show how councils can make the most of OS mapping.

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Highlighting development opportunities faster with MapServe’s Highlight tool

OS Partner, MapServe, created a tool called Highlight to enable their customers to add natural and built features to their mapping, using OS Features API.

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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”.

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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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Improved efficiency with new land information system in Anguilla

OS provided support in the assessment and design of an improved Land Information System for the Department of Lands and Surveys for the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

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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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Landmark Information Group works with Arts Council England in response to Covid-19

When Covid-19 took hold, Arts Council England (ACE) made an urgent bid to enable them to measure the impact of lockdowns on ACE funded venues across Great Britain.

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Redesigning mental health services with the NHS and location data

During a 2018 review of community health services, the Trust used OS VectorMap District and 1:250 000 Scale Raster datasets to model the mental and physical health service needs across East Cheshire.

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AFD Software’s Geolocation functionality used by Paultons Park

Paultons Park has achieved its aim of ‘frictionless checkout’, after two-button taps all address data is entered accurately on mobile devices.

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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

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 Chesham cemetery with Ordnance Survey partner solutions

Using Ordnance Survey’s large-scale mapping, Chesham Town Council can effectively manage their cemetery bringing £12,000 in income.

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OS Data Hub used by Balkerne to offer risk intelligence platform

When property is at risk – its critical to have detailed information to mitigate damage.

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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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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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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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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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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