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.
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
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
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