Then you win: Ordnance Survey to open data

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Gandhi.

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The Prime Minister and Communities Secretary John Denham will today announce that the public will have more access to Ordnance Survey maps from next year, as part of a Government drive to open up data to improve transparency.

Speaking at a seminar on Smarter Government in Downing Street later today, attended by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, the Prime Minister will set out how the Government and Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency, will open up its data relating to electoral and local authority boundaries, postcode areas and mid scale mapping information.

2 thoughts on “Then you win: Ordnance Survey to open data

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  2. Oliver Slay i Texidor

    But it’s only mid-scale mapping information…

    “4. The highest-specification Ordnance Survey products and services – such as those used by property developers or the utility companies – would be charged for on a cost-reflective basis.”

    Which means data useful for ‘surveying’ applications will still be chargeable.

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