Spatial Hub

The Spatial Hub is a resource which provides a single point of access to quality assured Scottish local authority data in a consistent format. It is developed, operated and managed by the Spatial Information Service within the Improvement Service.


Individual local authorities provide datasets to the Spatial Hub where they are conflated into a standardised format and published as a national dataset. Once fully operational, the benefits will be:


For local authorities

  • Saving local authorities time, money and effort as it removes the need to develop their own portals to publish data as required under the INSPIRE directive.
  • Reducing the resources required by individual authorities to answer Freedom of Information requests regarding spatial data.


For commercial organisation and members of the public

  • Providing easy and efficient access to consistent national layers of local authority data.


The Spatial Hub was launched with the following 12 datasets:


  • Green Belt Areas
  • Vacant and Derelict Land
  • Paths and Core Paths
  • Local Nature Reserves
  • Housing Land Supply
  • Local Nature Conservation Sites
  • Community Council Boundaries
  • Local Landscape Designation
  • School Catchments
  • Contaminated Land
  • Town Centres
  • Air Quality Management Areas


More datasets will be added so please check the Spatial Hub website at for news about available datasets and for further details and announcements.


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