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24 October 2006

Ordnance Survey to open up?

Ordnance Survey Logo
For non-commercial developers, the move will provide an alternative platform to Google Maps; Yahoo! Maps and others, which are apparently not as strong as the Ordnance Survey outside cities, according to attendees at the event

It said it is still mulling over the terms and conditions of the API, dubbed 'Open Spaces', but is looking for volunteers to take part in a three month closed trial.

For non-commercial developers, the move will provide an alternative platform to Google Maps; Yahoo! Maps and others, which are apparently not as strong as the Ordnance Survey outside cities, according to attendees at the event

“Our rationale here is to identify new and innovative uses of data; it’s not to replace existing partner products or services that are provided for commercial mapping.”
Andy Radburn Ordnance Survey

It has not been decided yet whether charities will be deemed as commercial (which will mean that they will also have to buy licences).

Source: E-consultancy

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, October 24, 2006 3:14:00 pm, Anonymous Jo Cook said...

Any ideas on how to get involved in this trial? I can't find any information about it.

Cheers
Jo

 

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