[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response
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
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.
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