Free Our Data

Ed notes (and dislikes) this piece in the Guardian about how taxpayer funded map data should be Free. The article isn’t limited to geodata and fails to mention openstreetmap like previous articles so perhaps it has an industry source. They make good work of the juicy target – the OS – and mention the Peter Weiss article.

More interestingly they bring up other examples like the Hydrographic Office’s somewhat mad scheme of copyrighting tide tables.