[Talk-GB] Sustrans still using OS map data
spam_from_osmgb at chezphil.org
Fri Apr 5 15:05:06 UTC 2013
Dave F wrote:
> I see Sustrans are still using OS map data
> Seems a great shame a charity is paying for something that
> could be free.
I was also at the SOTM Scotland talk. Yes, Sustrans gets the OS data
free-of-charge. This reminds me a bit of trying to advocate Linux in
countries with rampant software piracy: "Just look how much you can save
by not having to pay Microsoft... Oh.".
It also lead to the odd situation where Sustrans had a mobile app that
provided complete national 1:25,000 OS Explorer mapping for free.
Interestingly, that has now been replaced with OS OpenData maps so
perhaps their relationship with OS is changing - or maybe they were
just overstepping the mark with the previous app.
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