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Maybe, we shouldn’t create new OpenData? 3

This week I received a mail from Ordnance Survey inviting me to attend a launch of some new OS OpenData For the last few months, we have been very busy creating prototype OS OpenData products:1. OS Gazetteer of Great Britain – consisting of settlement names, road names and numbers and postcodes and their locations.2. OS Street View® – an enhanced street-level product that includes a lot of new map data features and content with an improved […]


PSMA – an update 4

CLG have recently published a Transition Plan for the Public Sector Mapping Agreement for England and Wales. A very useful document for anyone outside of the parties to the agreement who wants a bit more detail about what is going on. Under licensing the doc says PSMA licensing aims to ensure that the public sector can use the data provided under the agreement, and data derived from it, as widely as possible to deliver its […]


How complex can this Derived Data thingmy be? 11

Gosh we seem to have been talking about Derived Data for such a long time and still we don’t seem to making much progress. Every time government reviews Ordnance Survey it stumbles on the thorny subject of Derived Data. Nearly 18 months ago when the short lived new business strategy for OS was launched by a now departed minister there were promises that the issue would be resolved soon. I consulted for OS on GeoVation […]