I am not an internationally renowned expert


Contrary to some of the comments on Free Our Data I am not the “internationally recognised expert in Geographical Information and National Mapping who agreed with the analysis and conclusions” of the OS study into international geographic information trading models.

I do consult at the moment for OS on their GeoVation program but had nothing at all to do with this report. I have no idea who the expert was, apparently they do not wish to be publicly associated with the report (hardly surprising).

The redacted report tells us very little and leaves me wondering why so much that is already in the public domain has been excluded in this version. Hopefully the next version which will be less redacted after OS has got permission from the other mapping agencies will make a better read.