The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement

The Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) is a new ten year partnership agreement between Ordnance Survey (OS) and the Geospatial Commmission (part of the Cabinet Office). This replacement to the Public Sector Mapping Agreement "enables Ordnance Survey (OS) to continue to providing its world-leading location expertise to OS Partners, developers and the public sector across Great Britain in supporting delivery of critical infrastructure and services"

As with its predecesopr, the PSGA is funded directly by central government so the data and services are free at the point of use to all PSGA members. Under the agreement the OS will provide core geographic data and a licence to use it to public sector organisations in England and Wales to support the delivery of public services.

Hertfordshire County Council and the other ten Local Authorities in the County automatically opted into being members of the PSGA on April 1st 2020.
Each PSGA member organisation has a Principal Contact who:

  • acts as the main point of contact between that organisation and Ordnance Survey
  • is the focal point for all general and policy queries relating to the PSGA (including copyright issues)
  • is responsible for placing OS Data orders
  • manages Contractor and End-User Licences

Find out more on the Ordnance Survey website:

Town and Parish Council are eligible to join the PSGA; please see here.