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Public sector licensing guide

Learn what you can do with your PSGA member licence.

The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA)

The PSGA sets out how Ordnance Survey (OS) provides world-leading location expertise to the public sector across Britain. Public sector organisations can use most of OS data under the PSGA.

Your PSGA member licence

PSGA member licence

The PSGA member licence sets out the terms of what you, as a public sector organisation, can and can't do with the data you are licensed for and can get access to through your agreement. Click to view the PSGA member licence.

Royal Mail’s public sector licence

As all of our addressing products licensed to you under the PSGA member licence contain Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) data, you’ll find reference to Royal Mail public sector licence (PSL). This is because we need to ensure that we pass on the relevant terms to you.

Your PSGA licence commitments

Sharing OS data

Public sector organisations often need to share data they get from OS with other organisations and community groups.

PSGA members can share OS data with each other with no restrictions.

If you’re a Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) member, we want to make it easy for you to share OS data with others when it supports your core work. Below are four licences that we have created for you as part of the PSGA Member Licence to enable such sharing.

In addition, PSGA members can also share derived data with an OS Licensed Partner where they're already licensed under a (Framework Contract Partners) with us. Check your Member Licence for more details.


Create and publish derived data

Do you have any questions?

Get in touch with us to ask any questions about licensing OS data.