Scotland’s Greenspace Map can be viewed as an interactive map and the GIS data can downloaded by users with appropriate Ordnance Survey licence arrangements. We expect the interactive map will be of most interest to members of the public and community groups.

Interactive map

On the interactive map, you can search the map using place names or postcodes and then use the zoom and navigation tools to move around or zoom in closer. The level of detail depends on how much you zoom in. When you click on an area of greenspace you will see its primary and secondary coding. View the Map

GIS data

The full GIS data provides an incredible resource for planners, policy makers, researchers and greenspace managers. It can be used to support cross-boundary work on green networks, planning and regeneration; and when combined with other datasets on, for example, health and deprivation, can be used to support decision-making, prioritisation, policy development and research. It can also help target resources and investment to areas with low levels of greenspace.

OSMA members can download the data from the OSMA member portal via the Public Sector Members page here

Members of academic institutions which subscribe to the Digimap service can download the data here 
Not sure if your institution subscribes to Digimap? You can check here

Other organisations and individuals with appropriate OS licence agreements can request the data on CD - please email

Case studies

Scottish Natural Heritage has published a series of case studies prepared by greenspace scotland which provide examples of how data from Scotland's Greenspace Map has been used to inform the development of policy, practice and research at a range for scales, including local authority, regional and national. Download the case studies here

GIS data

OSMA members can download the data from the OSMA member portal via the Public Sector Members page here 

Members of academic institutions which subscribe to the Digimap service can download the data here 

Non-OSMA members with appropriate OS licensing agreements can request a copy of the data, please email greenspace scotland.

The data is derived from Ordnance Survey Mastermap, which you must hold a licence for to access the GIS data.

To ensure your request is dealt with promptly please:

  • If you are employed by a university and covered by JISC, please include an overview of your research and confirm the data will only be used for non-commercial research
  • If you have access to Ordnance Survey mastermap under another licence type, please include full details and your licence number

If you do not have an Ordnance Survey mastermap licence, then you can view the data online here