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Government and public sector

Harness mapping data to run your public services efficiently.

More than 5000 public sector organisations across Great Britain are using Ordnance Survey (OS) data for the public good. Already a member? Log into the public sector member’s area

Geographical data is at the heart of the delivery of many public services in Great Britain; including supporting new housing developments, protecting our environment, informing future transport planning and helping security services keep the country safe.

We have two mapping agreements for the public sector; Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). These mapping agreements provide  a common location data framework for joining up policy and providing services for the citizen for all public sector organisations. Our geospatial data helps to reduce duplication of effort, enabling knowledge sharing and delivers efficiency improvements.

Find out how government organisations are benefiting from OS data

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.

Using GIS to plan for housing growth

Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping enabled a local council to build an accurate picture of sites, which could be redeveloped for housing.

Managing London's transport infrastructure with OS data

Ordnance Survey’s detailed MasterMap has been used to help keep London’s busy transport network moving.

OS maps Britain’s high streets

We’re working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to improve our understanding of Britain’s high streets.

Town, parish and community councils

Help deliver local services that make towns and villages even better places to live.

How to get OS mapping data

Check if your organisation belongs to a mapping agreement

See here if your organisation already belongs to an Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping agreement. There are two types of mapping agreements; Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA).

Public Sector Mapping Agreement

Nearly every public sector organisation in England and Wales can become a member of the PSMA and experience the benefits of using Ordnance Survey (OS) digital mapping.

One Scotland Mapping Agreement

By signing up, you can access and share OS mapping data with organisations like yours across Scotland.

Licensing and sharing OS data

Once you're a PSMA or OSMA member you're licensed to share OS data with other people and organisations. For example MPs, councillors, contractors, schools and community groups.

Our PSMA and OSMA members

Member login

Exclusively for PSMA and OSMA members. Find all the information you need about OS product updates, events, managing your users and more.

Products available under the PSMA

See which OS products you can use under your Public Sector Mapping Agreement

Products available under the OSMA

See which OS products you can use under your One Scotland Mapping Agreement

Your representatives

Have your say through public sector groups including the Public Sector User Representatives Group (PURG) and the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). The Geographic Information Customer Group (GICG) makes sure the PSMA delivers value to the public sector.