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The Spatial Information Service (SIS) represents local government’s interests in the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). This allows the whole of the Scottish public sector to access and use Ordnance Survey (and other organisations) geospatial data products for their own business purposes.
SIS ensures that the OSMA community has access to local government’s geospatial data and address information via the Spatial Hub and One Scotland Gazetteer.
OSMA is funded by member organisations who contribute an agreed percentage. The current OSMA terms runs until 2023.
OSMA members have access via either the One Scotland Gazetteer or Ordnance Survey’s Addressbase Product
Based on data from OS products. Used to support decision-making on public sector spending.
Transport Scotland relies on OS mapping for planning initiatives like the Queensferry Crossing.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage use OS products.
Local government uses OSMA products to support services like school transport and road maintenance.
Depend on OS products for all command and control operations, operational planning and crime pattern analysis.
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.