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

The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) provides the route for public sector bodies to access, use and share our constantly evolving location data, under the terms of these agreements.

The PSGA Member License provides free at the point of use access to the data, and is done so under the overarching contract between the Geospatial Commission, on behalf of the public sector in England, Wales, Scotland and Ordnance Survey. 

You can log in if you’re already registered. If your organisation isn't yet registered for the PSGA, you can register here.

Contact us to find out the PSGA lead at your organisation.

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 developer packs will help you build our information into your innovations.

Where our location data can make a difference

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 helping HMRC to target financial support

This case study outlines how HMRC has used Ordnance Survey (OS) data to increase the take-up of tax credits so that disabled workers, people on low incomes, or those responsible for children, receive the benefits they deserve.

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.

Simplifying planning to speed onshore wind generation

Helping Scotland meet ambitious renewable energy targets with OS MasterMap data.