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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

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.

3 min read

OS data helps keep hospital open in Somerset

Ordnance Survey data provided critical evidence leading to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group keeping stroke services at two hospitals.

3 min read

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.

5 min read

Presenting complex ONS information

Mapping website makes traffic data more accessible thanks to Ordnance Survey.

4 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.

5 min read

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.

3 min read

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.

5 min read

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.

4 min read

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.

3 min read