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Wider use of the data

Under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, the entire public sector have access to the address information created and maintained by local authorities through the AddressBase® range of products and made available by Ordnance Survey. 

For example, the data is being used for emergency response by the Blue Light Services; by HM Revenue and Customs to collect taxes; by Department of Work and Pensions to pay benefits; and by the Environment Agency to produce detailed flood plans.

Other case studies from Ordnance Survey include:

  • How AddressBase has helped the Avantia Groupto reduce the price of 80% of quotes and reduce the numbers of claims they've incurred during the winter floods

  • By sharing accurate and comprehensive address information across back-office systems, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) focuses resources on specific areas of need

  • To ensure safety and security during the 2012 London Olympics Games, the Metropolitan Police service needed a single, definitive and easy-to-use way to securely view and share mapping, and associated data. During the Games, this new mapping portal was used by more than 2,000 users within the Metropolitan Police. In addition, more than 46 external agencies also had access to the system

  • Up-to-date and accurate mapping ensures that North East Ambulance Service responds to emergency calls effectively and maintains a high level of service

  • Utilising the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) address data from OS, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies

  • ResilienceDirect, a new, secure, fully-certified platform underpinned by OS location data, enables UK emergency responders to share information more effectively

  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service efficiently identifies resources closest to incidents – and saves lives - having migrated to AddressBase Premium

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