One Scotland Mapping Agreement

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

How does the OSMA help your organisation?

The One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) is a collective agreement between OS and the government. Its licence lets you access and share OS digital mapping. This helps you make better decisions to save money and boost efficiency.

Get mapping data that will change the way you work.
Using our data can help save lives by showing emergency services the best routes to incidents. It enables managers make better informed decisions. And it lets customer service teams work smarter.

Share data with other organisations that belong to the OSMA.
Pooling intelligence helps police forces tackle crime together. Partnerships between local councils, schools and the NHS are key to tackling issues like childhood obesity and teenage pregnancies.

Share data with contractors such as waste service providers.
All you need to ask them to do is sign one of the OSMA Contractor Licences.

Work with colleagues in the wider OSMA community.
Start exploring common areas of interest and share information with colleagues in similar organisations.

Get support from our dedicated helpdesk.
Our friendly customer service staff are just a call or email away.

Access data across your organisation.
You can give colleagues in your organisation access to order and download OS data, while being able to control what each person can do.

Save on administration.
Sign up to the OSMA Licence just once and your organisation gets access to all products in the OSMA.

Who can join?

Nearly every public sector organisation in Scotland is eligible to experience the benefits of using Ordnance Survey digital map products. This includes all local authorities, central government departments and many health organisations.
Central Government
  • A body operating under the directions of the Scottish Parliament
  • Ministerial departments
  • Non-ministerial departments
  • Executive agencies
  • National or regional administration
  • Non-departmental public bodies (executive and advisory)
  • Tribunals
  • Public corporations listed in the Cabinet Office's ‘Public Bodies Database’
Local government
  • Scottish local authorities
  • Passenger transport executives
Town and community councils
  • Scottish town councils
  • Scottish community councils
Health organisations

All Regional and Special Health Boards and any other NHS organisation in Scotland.

Emergency services
  • The Fire Service
  • The Police
  • Ambulance services
  • Search and Rescue organisations in Scotland (such as RNLI & Mountain Rescue)

Does my organisation already belong?

To check, please download our list of OSMA member organisations (XLS format or CSV format), last updated 30 September 2016. In Excel or equivalent, speed up your search using the Find in file tool (Ctrl + F5).

If your organisation is listed, please talk to your Geographic Liaison Officer (GLO) about your data needs. If you don't know who this is, contact us and we'll pass on your details.

How do I sign up to the OSMA?

On behalf of your organisation, please apply online.

Before you start downloading mapping data you should already have an idea of the sort of information you are looking to identify. If not, work with your team or Geographic Liaison Officer to identify the current needs of your organisation.

Not yet a member?
Join a mapping agreement and start enjoying the benefits of membership.
Sign up today

Contact us
For more information, please contact the OSMA helpdesk:

osma@os.uk

03453 757 595

Lines are open 08.30 - 17.30 Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays.