Europa Technologies Limited

Europa Data Vault for Ordnance Survey digital map data

Europa Data Vault is a managed data delivery platform supporting OS data products, including OS MasterMap, VectorMap Local and AddressBase. The service delivers the latest version of every product included in the PSMA and OSMA. Data is available in a range of spatial data formats and delivered by secure download.


  • Managed service for Ordnance Survey digital map data supply
  • Secure access to your OS data entitlement under PSMA/OSMA
  • Download data for any area in Great Britain
  • Includes OS MasterMap Topography Layer and AddressBase Premium
  • Data supplied in all popular GIS and CAD formats
  • Supports every update, including change-only updates
  • Secure delivery platform


  • Never miss another OS data update
  • Support users of legacy applications
  • Support bespoke projects
  • Reduce internal data storage requirements
  • Designed for Central Government, Local Government, Emergency Services and others
  • Save effort of maintaining local Ordnance Survey data holdings
  • Supports the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA)
  • Supports the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA)
  • Save costs of expensive data translation tools
  • Safe, secure offsite archive


£500 per unit per year

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


Europa Technologies Limited

Duncan Hill


Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints None.
System requirements Compatible with all modern (currently maintained) web browsers

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Support tickets can be raised by phone, email or online form. Support tickets are answered as quickly as possible and no later than 12 noon on the next working day.

Technical Support is provided by our own English-speaking staff from the UK and available from 9am to 6pm UK time, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Support is provided between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 (UK time), Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays in England. Support is included at no charge.

All clients have a named account manager that they can contact directly should they need to.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Users are presented with a very simple, intuitive interface so no formal training is required. Instructions are provided by email with each download link.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats Within email notifications
End-of-contract data extraction No user data is stored.
User accounts are destroyed after the contract ends.
End-of-contract process At the end of the contract the user credentials will be terminated.
Download history is retained for at least 7 years.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface On receipt of an email notification advising that a data product is available, the user can follow a link provided and log-on to the platform using a username and password. A download link is then presented for the user to download the product required, for the area requested and in the chosen data format.
Web interface accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Web interface accessibility testing Interface tested by users with colour-vision deficiencies (CVD).
Simulated tests of partially-sighted users.
Command line interface Yes
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • MacOS
Using the command line interface Some services available on the command line using tools such as cURL.


Scaling available Yes
Scaling type Manual
Independence of resources High level of redundant capacity plus throttling where necessary.
Usage notifications No


Infrastructure or application metrics No


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance None

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
Backup and recovery No

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability The target service level is 99.9% availability.
Approach to resilience Multiple redundant servers and datacentres.
Outage reporting Email alerts.
SMS alerts.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Username and password credentials required.
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication Username or password
Devices users manage the service through Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified No
Security governance approach In accordance with published policy, reviewed annually.
Information security policies and processes Information security policies include the following: Data Protection Policy, Information Classification Policy, Information Security Policy, Information Systems Policy. These policies are included as part of the company handbook and are explained to all staff when they start. Staff are notified when policies have been updated and further training provided where appropriate. All policies are reviewed annually at board-level.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Documented change management and approval process. Security impact assessments with customer consultation and sign-off.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Regular checks on Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database for operating system and system software security weaknesses. All approved software patches applied in a timely manner. Detection and mitigation of attacks including DDoS.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Automatic detection and mitigation of attacks including DDoS. Banded capacity alerts. System administrator intervention where necessary.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Online ticket system integrated with technical support.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Separation between users

Separation between users
Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart No

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres No


Price £500 per unit per year
Discount for educational organisations No
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial A sample area is provided in each data format supported.
Link to free trial

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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