Greenspaces in urban areas
The OS MasterMap Greenspace - Layer dataset has been designed for the public sector, it shows accessible and non-accessible greenspaces in urban areas, helping to support a wider set of government initiatives around health and the environment.
Sustainable service delivery
As Britain’s most comprehensive and up to date dataset of urban greenspaces, it can be used to support efficiencies in service deliveries, investments and policy creation where use of such greenspaces is a factor.
It can help you manage the local green environment, including air quality, biodiversity, housing regeneration and flood resilience.
Use OS MasterMap Greenspace - Layer to support policy interventions around health and wellbeing though the promotion of increased physical activity and improved mental health.
The OS MasterMap Greenspace - Layer dataset comprises of topographic areas published in OS MasterMap Topography Layer, with additional greenspace-specific attribution to describe their function. It includes both publicly accessible and private green spaces, sports facilities and natural environment features
How to get this product
The availability of OS Greenspace data was a key enabler of our ParkPower programme
Many imagine our towns and cities to be predominantly grey spaces made up of buildings, roads and other ‘hard’ areas.
The OS MasterMap Greenspace - Layer dataset has played a fundamental role in dispelling this myth, demonstrating that over 60% of cities like Edinburgh and Aberdeen are, in fact, greenspace.
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GML and ESRI Shapefile
Greenspace Area (polygon)
TOID, Version, Primary Function, Secondary Function, Primary Form and Secondary Form.
Six Monthly (April and October)
Available to download via the OS Data Hub for PSGA customers and licenced users.
Urban areas within Great Britain. You can find a coverage extent diagram on the product support page.