The PSGA member registration process | OS

Understand the steps and outcomes of registering for the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA)

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Registering to become a member of the PSGA is a straightforward process

So that you have an accurate understanding of what's involved, we've detailed the five steps of the process for you, along with expected timings. It will take approximately five days (including wait times) from start to finish.

1. Check

Check if you’re already a PSGA member

Your organisation might already be able to take advantage of the full range of OS data and services available under the PSGA. It takes less than five minutes to search for your organisation.

Check if your organisation is a member

2. Review

Review the PSGA member licence

The PSGA member licence sets out what you, as a public sector organisation, can and can't do with the data you are licensed to use. Please allow yourself approximately one and a half hour's reading time.

View the PSGA member licence (PDF)

3. Register

Complete the form to register to be a member of the PSGA

The PSGA member registration form should take less than five minutes to complete. 

a) Check your eligibility before applying. You will need to check your organisation meets the criteria provided.

b) Complete the form with your details. Make sure your answers are as accurate as possible – missing information or errors could delay your application.

c) Review your answers and submit the form to complete your application.

d) You will see a ‘Thank you for registering’ confirmation message on the page.

4. Confirmation

Receive confirmation email that your application has been received

You’ll receive an email from OS immediately after submitting your application. Your email will be from and will be titled 'PSGA application'.

We aim to get back to you within five working days of submitting your application. If we need more details from you to support your application, OS, Geospatial Commission, or Scottish Government will contact you. 

5. Approval

Receive confirmation email that your application has been approved

You'll receive an email titled ‘Welcome to the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement!’ which will provide details of your: 

  • PSGA membership
  • Member licence
  • Password access to the PSGA members area
  • Information about how to sign up to the OS Data Hub and access OS data.
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Register your organisation for the PSGA

Public sector organisations can start making full use of OS data and services when they register for the PSGA