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How Ordnance Survey (OS) data helps you deliver public services and supports better decision making

Public sector organisations rely on OS’s world-leading data to deliver critical infrastructure and services across Britain

From blue lights to streetlights more than 5000 public sector organisations across Great Britain use our data for public good, from delivering local services through town and parish and community councils right through to preparing for smart cities and building up environmental resilience. 


The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement

The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) is a contract between the Geospatial Commission, on behalf of the public sector in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ordnance Survey and it provides the route for public sector members to access, use and share our constantly evolving location data.  

  • Find out if your organisation is already a member of the PSGA Download our current list of PSGA members and if it is, contact us to find out the PSGA lead at your organisation.

  • If your organisation isn't yet registered, you can register here.

  • Members of the PSGA can access and share OS data under the PSGA Member Licence. Find out what you can do and what your responsibilities are as a PSGA Member.

  • PSGA members have access to resources and support such as important updates, product guides, webinars and lots more in the PSGA members area.

If your organisation is a town, parish or community council, find out how the PSGA can support your town, parish and community councils.

The OS Data Hub

The OS Data Hub is the new platform to access OS Data. Data can be downloaded, and where possible, APIs can be integrated with user software to enable direct access and allow your organisation to realise the benefits of OS data quicker and more cost effectively.

The OS Data Hub Public Sector Plan provides PSGA members access to the data available under the PSGA, including API access to OS OpenData and OS Premium data and OS OpenData downloads.

Find out more about the OS Data Hub Public Sector Plan.

Go to the OS Data Hub

Using OS mapping data

Public Sector Geospatial Agreement

Many public sector organisations are members of the PSGA and simply register to use our data. Their membership is free.

Mapping for emergencies

Our free Mapping for Emergencies (MfE) service supports the resilience community and is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, at no cost - in any emergency.

Licensing and sharing OS data

Your Member Licence helps you deliver services to your customers and work with other public sector organisations and your contractors.

Developer tools

APIs give direct access to OS data. Our Public Sector Plan will help you build our information into your innovations.

Where our location data can make a difference

Faster, better internet

Using property-level data to make sure everyone’s connected.

GIS improves Wiltshire flood management

Wiltshire have combined local knowledge with Ordnance Survey mapping to analyse local flood impacts and risks in Dauntsey Parish.

OS data helps keep hospital open in Somerset

Ordnance Survey data provided critical evidence leading to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group keeping stroke services at two hospitals.

Faster insight – accessing local data on a national scale

How location is joining up valuable information across Scotland to provide better analysis