[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey
grahamjones139 at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 31 22:15:47 BST 2010
Well, I've been trying to spot the 'April Fool' in this, but can't!
It will be interesting to see what gets released tomorrow.
On 31 March 2010 22:09, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) <
ajrlists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Slap on the back all round I think. I'll raise a glass at the Brum social
> tomorrow night :-)
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> >bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Richard Fairhurst
> >Sent: 31 March 2010 9:36 PM
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> >Subject: [Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey
> >For those who don't live on Twitter:
> >The UK Government has just announced its decision on freeing Ordnance
> >Survey data. Full document is at
> >Quick summary of what'll be released:
> >- medium-resolution vector data (Meridian2), includes street geometries
> >and names though the curves are a bit angular: see
> >- another new vector dataset called OS VectorMap District, scope as yet
> >- StreetView raster data (includes street names, building outlines)
> >- postcodes, though with points ("unit centres") not areas (Code-Point
> >- administrative boundaries (Boundary-Line)
> >- gazetteer (OS Locator)
> >- terrain data (Land-Form PANORAMA)
> >- a couple of negligible very small-scale maps
> >Contrary to original proposal, Landranger and Explorer rasters
> >(1:25k/1:50k) will not be included.
> >Data available tomorrow (Thursday) at
> >http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata .
> >Licence will be "without restrictions on use and re-use". Original
> >proposal was CC-BY. The response notes that several respondees (many of
> >whom read this list, I suspect) suggested either pure PD or the ODC
> >licences because of the database rights issue, but doesn't actually say
> >what the licence will be.
> >I'm sure there are a few other things we'd have liked to have seen
> >(aerial imagery, for example) but on balance this is a great result IMO
> >- and one that wouldn't have happened without OSM.
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