[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey response

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Jan 18 19:40:54 GMT 2010


SteveC wrote:
> 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,

As we've already done that & are continuing to do so through local 
council cost, why should we pay them again?






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