The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA)
The PSGA sets out how Ordnance Survey (OS) provides world-leading location expertise to the public sector across Britain. Public sector organisations can use most of OS data under the PSGA.
Your PSGA member licence
PSGA member licence
The PSGA member licence sets out the terms of what you, as a public sector organisation, can and can't do with the data you are licensed for and can get access to through your agreement. Click to view the PSGA member licence.
Royal Mail’s public sector licence
As all of our addressing products licensed to you under the PSGA member licence contain Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) data, you’ll find reference to Royal Mail public sector licence (PSL). This is because we need to ensure that we pass on the relevant terms to you.
Your PSGA licence commitments
Sharing OS data
Public sector organisations often need to share data they get from OS with other organisations and community groups.
PSGA members can share OS data with each other with no restrictions.
If you’re a Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) member, we want to make it easy for you to share OS data with others when it supports your core work. Below are four licences that we have created for you as part of the PSGA Member Licence to enable such sharing.
In addition, PSGA members can also share derived data with an OS Licensed Partner where they're already licensed under a (Framework Contract Partners) with us. Check your Member Licence for more details.
Use the Public Sector Contractor Licence where a contractor provides works under a formal agreement.
End user licence
Use the End User Licence for individuals, voluntary and community groups or similar bodies.
EU INSPIRE end user licence
Use our EU INSPIRE Licence to facilitate better public access to environmental data.
Use your derived data created using OS Data for innovation developing, evaluating and testing with third parties.
Create and publish derived data
Request an exemption
It’s easy for the public sector to publish information derived from OS data.
Presumption to publish criteria and notification form
We encourage the public sector to publish datasets derived from OS data. Check our publishing criteria and simply let us know about your dataset.