One Scotland Mapping Agreement

The One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) is a collective agreement between OS and the Scottish government. Its licence lets public sector organisations access and share OS digital mapping.

What are the benefits?

You save on administration. Your organisation needs to sign up to the OSMA Member Licence just once. Then you don't need a separate licence for each product you use.

You get access to high quality OS digital mapping products. Using our data can help save lives by showing emergency services the best route to incidents. It enables managers make better informed decisions. And it lets customer service teams work smarter.

You can share data with other organisations that belong to the OSMA, including the ambulance, fire and police services. Partnerships between local councils, schools and the NHS are key to tackling issues like childhood obesity and teenage pregnancies.

You can also share data with contractors such as waste service providers. All you need to ask them to do is sign the OSMA Contractor Licence.

You get access to the OSMA community. Start exploring common areas of interest and share information with colleagues in similar organisations.

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

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

How are OSMA members using mapping data?

Find out in our case studies.

Not yet a member?

Join the agreement and start enjoying the benefits of membership.
Sign up today

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 7 February 2017.

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.

If your organisation isn't listed, sign up today.