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Public sector

  • Enabling savings of £34 million across government

    Since December 2013, members of our public sector agreements have used our data to deliver nearly £34 million in efficiency savings.

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  • Enabling smarter decision making across the public sector

  • Enabling smarter decision making across the public sector

Ordnance Survey works closely with a wide range of public sector organisations across England, Wales and Scotland. We help organisations to reduce time, save money and be more efficient in the delivery of public services.

Our work supports government initiatives to make services more efficient and effective for users, improving transparency, accountability, innovation and the accessibility of data across the public sector. Our mapping agreements support closer collaboration and the delivery of joined-up services, helping public sector teams to work more closely together.

Our digital map products support the sharing and visualisation of data, facilitating better problem solving and helping to reduce costs and drive up efficiency levels.

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We are encouraging local authorities to use our free mapping data under the PSMA and OSMA to benefit a new initiative, Future Cities. It aims to address the future needs of our cities to help improve infrastructure and quality of life, and you can find more information on our Future Cities page.

Third PSMA variation brings new licences

A new update to the PSMA brings many benefits including the creation of two new End User licences a new PSMA framework agreement and help you to meet INSPIRE requirements.

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How to join?

Membership of one of these agreements gives a public sector organisation access to a range of Ordnance Survey products. The PSMA (which covers England and Wales) and the OSMA (which covers Scotland) helps organisations to deal with a wide range of challenges and makes use of geographic and location data across a range of applications.

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Who are our customers?

To date, over 3,000 organisations have joined the PSMA and around 100 organisations are now members of the OSMA. These include local authorities, district councils, health departments, national park authorities, emergency services and many other public sector bodies.

Download a list of PSMA members here

Download the OSMA members list here.

Need to find another member near you? - use our 'nearest member' map

Public Sector case studies

In Birmingham, obesity in both adults and children is significantly higher than the average for England and is on the rise. Diseases related to being overweight or obese cost the NHS in Birmingham £330 million a year. Learn how GI is helping to fight it.

A collaborative pilot project, facilitated by Welsh Government and led by Newport City Council and Cardiff City Council, is improving the management of addresses by linking electoral registration, revenue and benefits and other systems.

Ordnance Survey data underpins a new joined-up service that enables people to notify a birth, death or change in circumstance only once, improving efficiency and delivering cost savings.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue (SFR) is using Ordnance Survey data, now supplied through the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA), to enhance the quality of incident information for all personnel attending emergencies.

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