How much does it cost to display an Ordnance Survey (OS) map on a website? contd.
How much is that map on your website? well for a charity this would be...
"For a single scale mapping of the country - say, at 1:50,000 scale - including Code Point for finding postcodes (so you can get a map of a postcode's location), the annual licence for a website serving 20,000 map images per day, every day, would be £18,200 per year."
Using multiple scales will, of course, ramp up costs very quickly - as will being popular. But even licensing seven scales will only take your annual costs to around £100,000* ($181,980)- not into the millions.
CTO at Ordnance Survey Ed Parsons
If Ordnance Survey reduced costs and therefore gained customers numbers, surely they would recover the costs of surveying and updating their digital datasets?
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