[OSM-legal-talk] The Future of the National Interest Mapping Services Agreement Beyond 2006
richard at systemeD.net
Wed Nov 1 12:23:36 GMT 2006
> How will this affect the Ordnance Survey's position?
> Anyone have any idea which services have been covered by NIMSA?
cc:ed to Jo, who I think is the one person in the open mapping
movement who actually understands NIMSA. ;)
From my brief first reading it looks like the end of the OS's
Government-funded obligation to map every part of the UK to a high
level of detail. Am I right in thinking this is likely to make the OS
behave even more like a private sector company, not less?
> [quote continues]
> DCLG considers that:
> (a) it is appropriate for some of the services which have been
> supported by NIMSA,
> to be procured directly by those public sector bodies who require
> them, either
> individually or collaboratively; and
> (b) it is appropriate for DCLG to continue supporting some national interest
> geographic activities but on a much smaller scale than previously.
> DCLG has therefore decided that:
> (a) the current NIMSA arrangement with Ordnance Survey will be
> terminated with
> effect from December 31st 2006; and
> (b) DCLG will continue until further notice to support the operation
> of a national
> geospatial metadata service (currently known as gigateway).
> In addition, DCLG will continue to fund the work of the GI Panel
> including the
> development of a GI Strategy for the United Kingdom.
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