[Talk-GB] Fwd: Open MasterMap progress since Policy Announcement
sk53.osm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 11:26:35 UTC 2018
Anna Powell-Smith reports that some of these commitments have recently
disappeared from the text:
On Fri, 12 Oct 2018 at 19:36, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> Recap: The Ordnance Survey are working with the new Geospatial Commission
> on opening up access to more of their data.
> Today this email landed in OSM UK's inbox (you too can subscribe for
> updates). It is a tad confusing because there are releasing things under
> two different routes (free up to a threshold, and fully free under OGL open
> data licence). This is explained on their website  but hidden under a
> FAQ. Here is the text:
> OS MasterMap will be made available for free, up to a threshold, through
> an API. This will include:
> - OS MasterMap Topography Layers, including building heights and
> functional sites
> - OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer
> - OS MasterMap Highways Network
> - OS MasterMap Water Network Layer
> - OS Detailed Path Network
> In addition, key parts of Ordnance Survey's highly detailed OS MasterMap
> are being made completely open under Open Government Licence (OGL). This
> - Property extents derived from OS MasterMap Topography Layer
> - Spatial identifiers:
> - OS MasterMap Topography Layer TOIDs (Topographic Object
> Identifiers) will be incorporated into the features in OS Open Map-Local.
> - Over the next 12 months the Geospatial Commission will work with
> GeoPlace, LGA, the Improvement Service (on behalf of Scottish Local
> Government), and OS to investigate how best to open up the key identifiers
> UPRN and USRN, together with their respective geometries, for the whole of
> Great Britain under OGL terms. Due to the importance of these identifiers
> this will need to be done in a such a way that protects the integrity and
> authority of these identifiers. A way to give both businesses and public
> sector organisations the confidence to continue to rely on these within
> their own products and services, without restricting their ability to use
> and benefit from them.
> UPRN = Unique Property Reference Number
> USRN = Unique *street* reference number
> Clearly we feel that "free and without restriction" is not compatible with
> free open data and that they should be going further with their OGL
> release. This is something we will be feeding back. I encourage you to do
> the same if time and/or business interest allows.
> They also link to the Geospatial Commission consultation, something that
> we are well into writing an answer. You can continue to feed back via OSM
> UK, or you can submit your own response.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Open MasterMap progress since Policy Announcement
> Date: 2018-10-12 15:04
> From: "OrdnanceSurvey at connect.os.uk" <OrdnanceSurvey at connect.os.uk>
> An update on Open MasterMap Open MasterMap progress since Policy
> announcement Following the Open MasterMap Policy announcement in June by
> Cabinet Office, Ordnance Survey set up the Open MasterMap Implementation
> Programme (OMMIP) to successfully deliver the elements of the announcement
> An update on Open MasterMap
> Open MasterMap progress since Policy announcement
> Following the Open MasterMap Policy announcement in June by Cabinet
> Office, Ordnance Survey set up the *Open MasterMap Implementation
> Programme (OMMIP) *to successfully deliver the elements of the announcement
> OS is responsible for. We have continued to work closely with the Geospatial
> an expert committee within the Cabinet Office, on delivery plans, and we
> are now in a position where we can start to share more of the proposed
> Outputs for your information and feedback.
> *Details of the proposed 'Utility' APIs and a summary of the proposed
> delivery plan can be found on our website >*
> We believe that the APIs we're proposing will ensure that users have
> better access to our world class mapping and geospatial data, but we'd
> welcome your feedback on these. We have also shared the summary of our
> proposed delivery plan in order to demonstrate several things:
> 1. Our approach to delivery will be collaborative in nature, i.e.
> co-design principles of user testing will influence Outputs
> 2. Outputs will be delivered throughout the programme, rather than a
> We're currently working with the Geospatial Commission to agree the more
> detailed delivery plan.
> Who is involved in the Open MasterMap Implementation Programme?
> We have formed a Customer Advisory Group which is providing external
> feedback on all of the proposed items, made up of a cross-section of
> organisations. This Group has been created to provide feedback and help to
> steer and shape OMMIP, ensuring most value for the intended audience of the
> We have also been working with the Geospatial Commission, GeoPlace, the
> LGA, and Improvement Service (on behalf of Scottish Local Government) to
> investigate opening up the key identifiers UPRN and USRN, together with
> their respective geometries, for the whole of Great Britain under OGL
> terms. We are keen to know what you plan to do with the data and welcome
> your input on the potential use cases that this would deliver. This
> will ensure the associated future sample data will meet as many of the use
> cases as possible, if wider than those stated in the evidence collected in
> Cabinet Office's policy work.
> *You can use this short form to send us your feedback >*
> Finally, over 800 people have already taken part in the OS Open Zoomstack
> trial. We've been hugely encouraged by the engagement and feedback (with
> our favourite being: "this is a gamechanger. Zoomstack is beautiful") and
> would encourage all new and existing users to continue to feedback
> (constructively) through the additional stages of OMMIP.
> We are committed to evolving our products and services.
> Our aim is to be collaborative in implementing the OMMIP, we look to share
> data, services and materials with you ahead of full launch through a series
> of trials – which will focus on Accessibility, Interoperability and
> Discoverability of our world class data.
> *There is more information on the programme's objectives on our website >*
> You'll be able to sign up for trials that you're interested in and give us
> your feedback through a new Open MasterMap testing section on our website.
> Up and coming trials will be focused on:
> - Enhanced mapping datasets
> - Improved access platform
> - Identifiers
> - Accessible licensing
> You can get involved now.
> It's important to us that people support our implementation activity and
> provide feedback on developments, ensuring that we deliver what you and
> your customers want in alignment with the Open MasterMap announcement.
> You hold valuable information on how customers want to use and access the
> data and services and are key to understanding what is needed from the new
> offerings. We will be in touch next month with details of how to join the
> testing community, but in the meantime you can pre-register by visiting
> Finally, the Geospatial Commission's Call for Evidence
> is live until 24 October so you have ashort amount of time left to respond.
> We're keen that as many people as possible respond to this to ensure that
> the Geospatial Commission is able to take into account the wide range of
> views in seting the UK's geospatial future.
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