[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Mon Jan 18 16:22:12 GMT 2010

On Jan 14, 2010, at 11:40 AM, David Earl wrote:

> On 14/01/2010 18:27, Dave F. wrote:
>> Andy, The taxpayers have already paid for it, many times over. I resent
>> having to pay £7.50 for a map I've already financed to construct.
>> As I've paid for it, I think it should be given to me free of charge.
> For a paper map, I think not. You've helped pay for the data collection 
> and technology, but not for the printing and paper etc for your 
> particular map. As the printing is to a particularly high standard, and 
> in 6 colour, I'm sure that is a very substantial part of the cost (and 
> of course, probably half the selling price is from the retailer's markup 
> anyway).

Which gets to andy's point that anyone should be able to print them and just pay OS for the data, which is a nice idea but not the one being consulted on AFAIK.

Yours &c.


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