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Case studies

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

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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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

Maritime and Coastguard Agency pinpoints incidents with vernacular geography

Using Ordnance survey solutions including Mastermaps, Maritime and Coastguard Agency are able to pinpoint exact incident locations.

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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 supports Birmingham’s perinatal mental health service

Improving perinatal services in Birmingham with Ordnance Survey (OS) data.

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NHS and OS battle obesity in Birmingham

Using Ordnance Survey’s Street View product, NHS in Birmingham has pin pointed fast food joints near schools to cut on obesity rising rates.

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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.

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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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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 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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OS data helps fire crews arrive faster

Ordnance Survey are helping the North-West Fire Control arrive at emergencies faster using GIS like OS MasterMap.

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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

OS finding smarter energy solutions for Milton Keynes

Ordnance Survey provided geospatial datasets to Milton Keynes: Smart Future Cities project to develop solutions to support economic growth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

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

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Helping Northumbrian Water create the first underground utilities map

Delivering estimated savings of around £1 million, Northumbrian Water and Ordnance Survey (OS) created the first Underground Infrastructure Hub for the North East.

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