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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.

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.

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.

Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

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

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OS Partners

Our 350 business Partners can offer you bespoke, cost effective solutions to help you get the most out of Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data.

3XE Ltd3XE Ltd

3XE is a web application development company specialising in geographical information systems.


1Spatial technology provides the foundations for spatial data management and processing solutions for organisations around the world.

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A geographic information system (GIS) is used to read and analyse map data, with a broad range of benefits. Geographic information (GI) data is all about location. It includes features such as buildings, roads, railways, population density, height and flooding data.

GI can also be used to tell you about the people in a particular location, like age profiles, crime levels or movement patterns. A GIS will help you get the most value from OS Data, and range of sectors benefiting from GIS insights to improve efficiency.


Insurers use GIS to visualise and predict flood patterns so they can set the right premiums; retailers use GIS to site the most suitable new store location (perhaps based on population size) and emergency services use it to position their vehicles in the best locations at any given time of day.