In 2011, greenspace scotland published the world's first national greenspace map. Working with Ordnance Survey (OS) this has been updated and extended so that it now covers greenspace in Scotland, England and Wales.

At the click of a mouse, you can use this free interactive digital map to find accessible recreational and leisure greenspace anywhere in Britain – parks, public gardens, playing fields, sports areas, play spaces, allotments and community gardens. 

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The greenspace data is also available as an open dataset for communities and businesses to create products and services that will encourage healthier and greener lifestyles. OS Greenspace covers urban and rural areas, providing site extents and access points.

For public sector users and academics, the OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer provides a vital geospatial data to support planning, management and research. The data is available through the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) and Public Service Map Agreement (PSMA). In Scotland, OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer covers all settlements with a population over 500 people and includes a 500 metre buffer around the settlement. It uses the greenspace typology as set out in Planning Advice Note 65, to categorise all urban greenspaces into 22 different types and provides up to two form and two functional types for each greenspace polygon.  

OS are maintaining the greenspace products with new data releases being issued every 6 months. If you spot any errors or changes in greenspace use, you can provide info to OS using the Greenspace Feedback Tool or via Customer Services email.

National Greenspace Indicator

Work is ongoing using OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer to provide accessibility information to support the Scottish Government's National Indicator on increasing access to local green and blue space.

The Third State of Scotland's Greenspace Report

This report provides summary statistics from the Greenspace Map giving information about the type and extent of greenspace across each of Scotland's 32 local authority areas.