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What is the Public Sector Mapping Agreement?

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The Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) began on 1 April 2011 and gives public sector organisations in England and Wales access to Ordnance Survey mapping products.

The PSMA is a partnership between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Ordnance Survey. It is centrally funded for any public sector body that is eligible to access and use a selection of high quality digital map products.  The PSMA will run for ten years, it started on April 1st, 2011. 

Who can join the PSMA?

The PSMA has already attracted over 2,800 organisations to take advantage of being a member. The PSMA licence covers the geographic areas of England and Wales.

A wide range of public sector organisations in England and Wales are entitled to join, some of these include:

  • Central Government departments
  • Local Government authorities
  • Parish councils
  • Health organisations (NHS Trusts, Health authorities, Strategic health authorities)
  • Internal Drainage Boards
  • Public safety and emergency responders

Which OS products are included in the agreement?

Getmapping can provide access to the following OS data sets under the PSMA agreement:

As a PSMA member how can Getmapping help me access the data?

Getmapping serves OS data to PSMA members. Our OGC compliant web data feeds are very well established and operate from protected datacenters with 99.99% uptime, providing a robust and proven service, and are and fully maintained on the Ordnance Survey update cycles.

The Getmapping Web Map Service (WMS) can serve all your OS PSMA data and our Web Feature Service (WFS) can feed OS MasterMap Topography Layer, VectorMap district and OS VectorMap Local, along with OS Opendata. 

How can I sign up to the PSMA?

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