The One Scotland Gazetteer (OSG) is an address dataset that comprises up-to-date data maintained by each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities.
The information comes from local authority functions which are the foundations for all address intelligence - including street naming and numbering, planning, and building standards.
The OSG dates back to 2003 and was created to support the delivery of modern public services in Scotland.
Local gazetteers are collated by the Spatial Information Service at the Improvement Service, where robust quality assurance is carried out. Consequently, the data adheres to nationally agreed conventions and the British standard.
The OSG is freely available to members of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is used throughout the public sector including by the emergency services, ePlanning, myaccount, and the Energy Savings Trust. It also forms the foundation for Ordnance Survey’s AddressBase product suite in Scotland.