Public Sector Mapping Agreement

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

How does the PSMA help your organisation?

The Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) 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 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 PSMA.
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 PSMA Contractor Licences.

Work with colleagues in the wider PSMA 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 PSMA Member Licence (PDF) just once and your organisation gets access to all products in the PSMA. Take a look our quick guide to licensing OS data.

Who can join?

Nearly every public sector organisation in England and Wales is eligible.
Central government
  • A body operating under the directions of an Officer of the House of Commons and reporting directly to Parliament.
  • Ministerial departments
  • Non-ministerial departments
  • Executive agencies
  • National or regional administration
  • Non-departmental public bodies (executive and advisory)
  • Welsh Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies
  • Tribunals
  • Public corporations listed in the Cabinet Office's ‘Public Bodies Database’

Here's the contractual definition.

Local government
  • English county councils
  • English and Welsh unitary authorities
  • English metropolitan councils
  • English borough and district councils
  • Greater London Authority
  • London boroughs
  • English and Welsh National Park authorities
  • English and Welsh areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) conservation boards
  • Passenger transport executives

Here's the contractual definition.

Town, parish and community councils
  • Town councils
  • English community and parish councils
  • Welsh community councils

Here's the contractual definition.

  • Department of Health
  • NHS England
  • Public Health England
  • The NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • NHS Trusts & NHS Foundation Trusts
  • All Local Authorities
  • NHS Shared Services (if they are a statutory NHS body)

Note: Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) cannont join the PSMA in their own right. But they can support CCGs with mapping through the PSMA contractor licence. Where a CSU provides mapping services to multiple CCGs, they could benefit from one of the other contractor licences available from Ordnance Survey.

Here's the contractual definition.

Emergency services (including search and rescue)
  • Ambulance Services
  • Fire Services
  • Police Services
  • HM Coastguard (Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

Note: Contributing members of UK Search and Rescue can become members. Other search and rescue organisations can receive data either informally or under a contractual relationship with a PSMA member, and may not be eligible to join in their own right. Learn more

Here's the contractual definition.

Your organisation can join the PSMA if it falls within the definition of contracting authority in Regulation 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 for England and Wales. Contributing members of the UK Search and Rescue (UK SAR) in England and Wales may also do so.

Private companies, housing associations and schools aren't eligible but can get access to information from PSMA members. Find out more about who can join the PSMA.

Does my organisation already belong?

To check, please search by place name, postcode or organisation on our locate my nearest member map.

Alternatively, download our list of PSMA member organisations (XLS format or CSV format), last updated 30 June 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 PSMA Principal Contact 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 PSMA?

On behalf of your organisation, sign up today.

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

03453 757 595

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

Guide for PSMA Principal Contacts
This guide sets out your role and describes how you manage access for other users. Read the guide (PDF)