Ordnance Survey provides mapping data to town, parish and community councils through the Public Sector Mapping Agreement. This mapping data allows communities to identify trends and spot opportunities’ to improve services to their local population.
If a picture can paint 1,000 words, imagine what a map of your local information could show. Geographic information can help identify the location of the problem you’re looking to solve. You can share complex information visually on a map background, and then share these local issues with your community and interested parties.
Town, parish and community councils are using mapping to:
- Plan community events and road closures
- Manage risks of surface water flooding
- Record health and safety inspections
- Develop community planning applications
- Profile resources and assets for future community needs
- To show developments within a neighbour plan.
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.