Spatial Hub

The Spatial Hub ( is an online resource that provides a single point of access to quality-assured Scottish local authority data, in a consistent format.

It was launched in 2016.

Data themes include planning, administrative boundaries, environmental, transport and community facilities.

It is developed, operated and managed by the Spatial Information Service.

Every local and national park authority provides data to the Spatial Hub where it is conflated into standardised and up-to-date national datasets.

SIS have also developed a series of different licences that enables data sharing with each sector or organisation.

This benefits local authorities by:

  • Saving time, money and effort in preparing and publishing as it removes the need to develop their own portals to publish data.
  • Reducing the resources needed to efficiently answer Freedom of Information requests about spatial data.
  • Exposes data to a larger audience which increases the value of the data itself.

The benefits to wider society are:

  • Access to consistent national datasets of local government data which can be  used for various purposes.
  • The potential for innovation and new  business ideas, that could ultimately help improve public services and communities.
Spatial Hub Team