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OS Open Greenspace sample data

Download and try it out – full launch later this year.

We’re creating a new product showing the position and extent of greenspace sites across Great Britain. This is a joint venture with the Scottish Government and The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

The greenspaces and categories have been agreed with Scottish, English and Welsh Governments, as well as a range of relevant stakeholders.

To explore the content and structure of the dataset, you can download sample data of the product today. The data is in both GML and ESRI Shape formats, and covers areas in Aberdeen and Canterbury.

OS Open Greenspace

The OS Open Greenspace product shows public areas used for exercise and recreation, such as parks and playing fields. It will be available as Open Data and added to the OS Maps consumer app. Developers can use it in third-party apps. OS Open Greenspace covers both urban and rural areas. It includes site extents and, where appropriate, access points.

OS Open Greenspace meets the policy commitment to produce an open map of all public greenspaces in England and Wales.

The OS Open Greenspace product

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