Spatial Information Service
Tel. 01506 282012
The Spatial Information Service (SIS) is funded to help meet local government’s obligations under the EU INSPIRE Directive and to enable sharing of such data with the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) community.
INSPIRE aims to improve the provision of data to inform environmental policy making through establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in the European Union.
INSPIRE defines common technical standards for publishing spatial datasets such as addresses and land use. Data must be:
INSPIRE promotes better sharing of data but does not promote open data as many organisations have intellectual property rights and are not funded to release it under an Open Government Licence.
SIS has been creating a sustainable business model that allows them to share council data, but also to fund its standardised creation and sharing.
SIS has helped local government comply with INSPIRE:
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
The Improvement Services produces a series of newsletters on a range of subjects, including myaccount, elected members, tellmescotland as well as the main IS newsletter. Subscribe on this page.