[Talk-GB] Worcestershire Public Rights of Way - OGL

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 18:01:38 BST 2012

Hi All,

Following on from my email dated 03/Aug/2012 [A], I have received further
notice from Worcestershire CC as follows:

-- Start Worcestershire Email --

I had this reply from the OS yesterday about use of the PROW data:

In simple terms the OpenData licence requires the following:

   - Acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the
   following attribution statement: ‘*Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown
   copyright and database right 2012*’.
   - Include the same acknowledgement requirement in any sub-licences of
   the data that you grant, and a requirement that any further sub-licences do
   the same.
   - Ensure that you do not use the data in a way that suggests Ordnance
   Survey endorses you or your use of the data.
   - Ensure that you do not misrepresent the data or its source.

The full OS OpenData licence can be found here (this is on our public


-- End Worcestershire Email --

It would therefore look like Ordnance Survey have overridden the OGL
licence and applied their own standard OS OpenData conditions. Whether this
was intentional or just some canned response, I think we should treat the
data as available under OS OpenData Licence (rather than OGL), just to be
on the safe side.


[A] http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2012-August/013620.html
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