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Public sector

Town, parish and community councils

Our mapping agreements give you access to mapping data and the help you need to get the most out of it. This lets you deliver community services more effectively.

Making a difference

Pavements in good repair. Christmas lights and the local carnival properly organised. Appropriate housing development identified and planned. It's the attention to local details that makes market towns and villages great places to live.

Using geographical information datasets that are free to access via the PSMA (or the OSMA in Scotland), you can gain fresh insights on community issues.

Then, using maps simplified to suit to your message, you can set out options concerning, for example, your Neighbourhood Plan – and explain your preferred solution clearly and persuasively to local residents.

Ash Parish Council signed up for the Public Sector Mapping Agreement and used a web map tool for parish councils to access our high-quality geographic data.

Chesham Town Council identifies potential new income of £12,000 by effectively managing its cemetery using Ordnance Survey’s highly-detailed, large-scale mapping, via Pear Technology’s cemetery management system.


Make the most of your data with our online videos, product guides and licensing guidance. If you have any queries, free free to post a question in our Public Sector forum or contact us.

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