[Talk-GB] FWD: Re: High quality NLS imagery of buildings and HOUSENUMBERS (!) available in London (and Scotland). Create a tasking manger to add this?

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Date: 1 Dec 2020, 11:25
From: ipswichmapper at tutanota.com
To: robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] High quality NLS imagery of buildings and HOUSENUMBERS (!) available in London (and Scotland). Create a tasking manger to add this?


> Yes we do. Here is the rest of the email NLS sent to OSMUK.
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> > I think since you were last in touch we have georeferenced a 1:10,560 layer for Great Britain in the 1949-1969 period, which you can view at: > https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=7&lat=52.29994&lon=-2.19749&layers=193&b=1> . The tileset is available at > https://geo.nls.uk/mapdata3/os/britain10knatgrid/> . We could share this with the OSM community, even though I know you would prefer more detailed mapping.
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> 1 Dec 2020, 10:51 by robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com:
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>> On Tue, 1 Dec 2020 at 09:53, Ken Kilfedder <spiregrain_osm at ksglp.org.uk> wrote:
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>>> IpswichMapper forwarded me this note, apparently received from NLS via an enquiry made by Rob-from-OSMF:
>>>
>>> > “I wish I could give you better news on the 1940s OS maps of south-east England.
>>> > Unfortunately, you’re right, they were scanned by a third-party commercial company
>>> > who have placed commercial re-use restrictions on this layer – there are further
>>> > details under our Copyright Exceptions list at
>>> > https://maps.nls.uk/copyright.html#exceptions. These restrictions will last for
>>> > another couple of years – until the end of 2022 – which I know might seem a long
>>> > way off, but hopefully will pass quickly. Then we’ll be happily able to share
>>> > them with the OSM community, along with the rest of England and Wales
>>> > National Grid 1940s-1960s mapping, that will be of interest too.”
>>>
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>> Looking at https://maps.nls.uk/copyright.html#exceptions am I right in
>> thinking that the non-commercial contract restriction also applies to
>> some other NLS layers (e.g. OS 1:25k and 7th series scans) which have
>> been available (and being used) in popular OSM editors for some time
>> now? Do we have some specific permission to use those layers, and if
>> so does that permission apply to the new house number layer as well?
>>
>> Robert.
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>> Robert Whittaker
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