[OSM-talk] Ordnance Survey tries to reinforce its strangleholdover "derived" geographic data in the UK
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Fri Nov 21 16:32:34 GMT 2008
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 01:58:43PM -0000, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
> The problem here is who says it's a public right of way. If you ask your
> local authority they will bring out there plans which give the details and
> reference numbers but these of course exist on OS mapping. Not easy to be
The Definitive Map (DM) exists on OS mapping, but the other legal document
The Definitive Statement (DS) is purely textual descriptions of each path.
Those for Hampshire are on-line at
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/row/locating-row/definitive-statement.htm and look
very similar to the Oxfordshire ones I've seen at the library.
I think it would be possible to take *just* the DS and an on-the-ground
survey and have something close-to definitive in itself. This of course
raises futher questions :-
The DS and DM are closely related, is the DS contaminated by the OS licence,
even though it is not a map?
By using the DS and a survey, would we just be recreating the DM and
somehow infringing the OS copyright?
The "Public Footpath" signs will have been placed based on infomation in the
DM - do we risk infringing OS copyright by using these to map RoW?
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