[Talk-GB] OS 7th Series offset (Andy Robinson(blackadder-lists))

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 8 15:14:52 BST 2009


Peter Miller wrote:
>Sent: 08 October 2009 1:01 PM
>To: Christopher Osborne
>Cc: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS 7th Series offset (Andy Robinson(blackadder-
>lists))
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>On 8 Oct 2009, at 12:08, Christopher Osborne wrote:
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>		No how about I ask the OS under a FOIA request to provide
the
>error
>		correction values (rotation and position) for each of my
1:25k
>sheets. I
>		just wonder if they would play ball. I'll send one in once
the
>current one
>		is back. Don't wish to taunt them too much :-)
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>		Cheers
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>		Andy
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>	Their research guys are all actually very nice fellas and might well
>provide us with the information if we ask nicely.  Will email a relevant
>contact and email address to you off list.
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>I agree with Chris that FOI requests should be considered as a back-up
>method for information that is not forthcoming without it. Incidentally I
>got answers from my local council (after having two emails ignored for a
>month) by including the phrase 'I understand that I could ask for this
>information under FOI which creates more work for you, so in this instance
>I am not asking under the FOI' , I got the answers I needed within 2 hours!

I agree it's a good first approach.

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>Also, do be aware that the information in a FOI request is probably not of
>use to OSM because it will still be covered by Crown (c).

Well, since we would be using the data to reposition scans and not actually
copying the and releasing the data in any usable form I think we probably
don't have an issue even if did come via an FOIA request.

Cheers

Andy

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>Regards,
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>Peter
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