[Talk-GB] Import UK postcode data?

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Oct 7 14:04:28 UTC 2019


Am 07.10.2019 um 15:50 schrieb David Woolley:
> 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.

It needs to pointed out that being sure that the dataset does not
contain 3rd party IP that can't be used on OGL terms is not just a
theoretical point, but one  that has happened in real life (for example
it is partially responsible for the failure of openaddresses.uk).

SImon

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