[Talk-GB] Local Authority rights of way information

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Wed Dec 21 11:48:23 UTC 2016

On 21/12/16 11:32, Dave F wrote:
> Interesting. Under what license to you believe East Riding issued the
> data that ROWmaps is using?

Assuming it was taken from: 
for which the copyright details are on 

I would say that the overlay is copyright the council with no licence 
grant other than the implied ones to allow viewing via a web browsers.

There are two alternative OS licences, and it is not clear which one 
relates to the background, but in the absence of a specific ODL 
permission on the background, I would say the restrictive licence 
applies.  OSM requires permission to copy, permission for derivative 
works, and permission for commercial use, none of which are given.

There is no discussion that the overlay  may itself be a derivative of 
OS data, but the lack of a licence from the council means that should be 
a non-issue for end users, who simply cannot copy it.  If it is based on 
details like hedgerows, it will be derived from data under hte more 
restrictive licence.

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