How is Esri UK supporting the new Public Sector Geospatial Agreement?

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10th July 2020

The Government announced a new 10 year Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PSGA) with Ordnance Survey in April 2020. The PSGA is a replacement for the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA), but goes beyond the original remit to cover more products and to include things that benefit non-public sector organisations.

We have gathered together information about how it might affect your organisation which you can find in a storymap here. Esri UK is working hard to enable you to get the most out of the PSGA for your organisation, so I wanted to share an overview of this.

OS Opendata

We have created a set of layers to support the new OS Download API. These will help you to download OS open data within the ArcGIS platform for the area you are interested in. It can be difficult to know which grid square should be downloaded when viewing an overview map and these Living Atlas layers should support your GIS workflows.

AddressBase Core

AddressBase Core is being provided in geopackage format which, for the first time, means you can access it directly in the platform.

We are planning to add support for AddressBase Core to the UK Data Loader to provide you with ready built locators.  We plan to release this in the Autumn.  Please contact the Product Manager if you are interested in finding out more or being part of a beta programme.

Please note: we have no plans to support AddressBase Core in LocatorHub.

Support for additional data added to the PSGA.

The PSGA has added some additional products which were not included in the PSMA and OSMA agreements. The details of which datasets are new is included in the storymap.

If you have requirements for better support of these products in the ArcGIS platform please let us know.

For developers

Since 1st July you have been able to sign up as a Solution Provider to the new APIs.  You can consume these APIs directly using the ArcGIS API for JavaSript. Please see this blog for more information and details of sample applications showing how you can work with the APIs.

For end users wanting access to the Premium API Services.

Access to the Premium Plan APIs is not permitted for internal business use. Instead organisations should work with Solution Providers who can access these APIs to create apps, products and services for 3rd parties. As a potential Solution Provider, we would welcome feedback from customers on how we can work with you to ensure you get the most out of the APIs that are now available as part of the PSGA announcement.

Your feedback

With all the new opportunities the PSGA brings we want to help you get the most out of it, so please share with us any feedback you have on our plans or ideas of how we can better support you by emailing content@esriuk.com

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