For the public sector - PSMA/OSMA members

OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer

A more active, greener, healthier nation.


Britain’s most comprehensive dataset of urban greenspaces provides accurate and up-to-date information to support efficient service delivery, policy-making and investment, plus effective and creative cross-sector partnerships.

It can help you manage the local green environment, including air quality, biodiversity, housing regeneration and flood resilience.

As well as support policy interventions around health and wellbeing though the promotion of increased physical activity and improved mental health.

Which urban areas are covered?

OS MasterMap Greenspace covers urban areas across England, Scotland and Wales. Click on the Coverage Map tab below and check that your area is covered by the dataset and the parameters we use. You can also click on the Sample Data tab and see how the accuracy of our OS MasterMap Topography Layer underpins the greenspaces shown for Canterbury.

How is OS MasterMap Greenspace being used?

ONS and Defra – UK natural capital accounts for urban areas

OS Greenspace mapping, in cohesion with property information, will be used as an essential tool in the valuation of natural capital in urban environments within the UK. It will enable the identification of a variety of different greenspaces and provide information on their extent, function and accessibility. This will be used to measure ecosystem services provided by nature and green areas.

Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership

As part of the Green Network Blueprint, OS Greenspace mapping is being used to create a regional masterplan to guide delivery of a high quality and multifunctional green network to facilitate the movement of people between and around communities across the Glasgow City Region. Greenspace mapping is being used to assess current provision and gaps in each of the 270 connections which make up the Blueprint wireframe.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

GML, Esri Shape file

Data structure



MasterMap TOID, TOID version, Greenspace functions and forms

Update frequency

6 monthly


Download only


Urban areas within Great Britain

OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer support ›


Who is the dataset for?

This dataset has been designed for the public sector and is available exclusively to members of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). It shows accessible and non-accessible greenspaces in urban areas, helping to support a wider set of government initiatives around health and the environment.

If you're in the public sector but are not yet signed up to a mapping agreement to use OS data, find out more on our public sector page.

Which areas are covered?

OS MasterMap Greenspace only covers urban areas. Please be aware that urban areas have been defined differently in Scotland when compared to England and Wales. More information can be found in the product guide (PDF).

Does OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer work with other layers of MasterMap?

Yes. OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer is designed to work with OS MasterMap Topography Layer and will be aligned to a particular release. As Topography Layer is released every six weeks, it will be necessary to use the version number on the feature in both products to identify which release corresponds to your current holding of OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer.

How often is OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer updated?

OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer is updated every six months.

See all FAQs for OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer ›


OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer is available under the following Licences:

Explore our data

You’re welcome to try out this data for free under our Data Exploration Licence.

Internal business use

When using OS data in your own business, you need our Framework Contract (Direct Customers) together with a data contract.

Creating products or services

To use this data commercially in your own products and services, or to distribute it, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.

Collective mapping agreements

These products are available to members of public sector organisations under the following agreements:

Find out more in our Public sector licensing guide ›

This product is available under the:

  • Media Licence. We encourage the use of OS maps in the media – TV, films, print and online. Sign up free to give your consumers valuable context via an authoritative map.
  • Publishing licence. This is suitable for one-off publishing of maps in publications, on merchandising and websites.
View all licences ›

Case studies

Give it a try

Download a small area of OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer sample data

Or you can apply for a Data Exploration Licence to try out the real thing.

Order OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer >

Greenspace Feedback Tool
Found a problem in the data? As a public sector organisation, use our Greenspace Feedback Tool to let us know of any additional areas you think should be included, or any potential changes to existing ones. Log in to the members' area to give feedback.

Looking for Greenspace access points? These are available in OS Open Greenspace.

If you're in the public sector, this product is free of charge thanks to your mapping agreement.