[Talk-GB] Import UK postcode data?

Mark Goodge mark at good-stuff.co.uk
Mon Oct 7 14:01:42 UTC 2019

On 07/10/2019 14:50, David Woolley wrote:
> On 07/10/2019 14:23, Mark Goodge wrote:
>> The ONS website explicitly states that their postcode products are OGL
> The OGL only applies to the parts of the data that relevant government 
> organisation has the ability to grant rights to.  It excepts "third 
> party rights the Information Provider is not authorised to license;". As 
> such being OGL doesn't meant that you have a right to any RM data it may 
> contain.

Yes, but the ONS website licensing page lists the exceptions to OGL in 
its products. It is quite clear about the extent of OGL, and the data to 
which it does not apply. And it doesn't list the user type flag in 
postcode data as an exception. So, as far as ONS are concerned, the user 
type is OGL. That is the only valid conclusion from their wording.


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