[Talk-GB] Local Authority rights of way information

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Dec 21 12:12:28 UTC 2016

Thanks to all who linked to the specific ERoY page. I had already read 
it, which is why I asked Chris H which license he believed was used. In 
this case it doesn't appear clear cut, which is disappointing.


On 21/12/2016 11:50, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 21/12/2016 11:32, Dave F wrote:
>> Interesting. Under what license to you believe East Riding issued the 
>> data that ROWmaps is using?
> The actual page at the rowmaps site is:
> http://www.rowmaps.com/datasets/EY/
> It seems to say (and I'm paraphrasing) "ERYC say it's Crown Copyright, 
> but the OS say 'All data exempted by Ordnance Survey is now covered by 
> the Open Government Licence (OGL)' [but they don't say what data is 
> exempted]" and then says "So it's possible for you to use this data 
> provided you say that it is public sector information released by the 
> council of East Riding of Yorkshire under the Open Government Licence".
> I'm not convinced it's possible to infer the one from the other 
> without much more detail than is on that page.   That doesn't mean 
> that somewhere those details don't exist - it just means that I 
> wouldn't add data from rowmaps to OSM without more licence details.
> However, to answer the original question:
> 1) Yes, some local authorities have made explicit releases of 
> genuinely open data.
> 2) If if they haven't, and rights-of-way maps are encumbered by other 
> licences, the council's "definitive statement" may well be admissable 
> (something like "FP123 starts at the junction of X road and Y road and 
> runs across the field to the gate at the north of Z house").
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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