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The Spatial Information Service (SIS) represents local government’s interests in the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA). This agreement allows the whole of the Scottish public sector to access and use Ordnance Survey (and several other organisations') data products for their own business purposes. SIS ensures that the OSMA community has access to local government’s spatial data and address information via the Spatial Hub and One Scotland Gazetteer respectively. The current OSMA terms runs until 2023.
OSMA is funded by member organisations. The various sectors (Scottish Government and agencies, local government and NHS) all contribute an agreed percentage. Contractor or end user licences can be used to provide data to contractors working with OSMA members or the general public, respectively.
Case studies of OSMA data usage:
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.
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