Ordnance Survey - OpenSpace API ( now with Demo)
update: Found a Demo Page with using OpenSpace API
Image is for illustration only.
On closer inspection there is a lot of content which has been removed at the larger scales.
Ordnance Survey - OpenSpace API (Alpha)
"Got a great idea? Make it work with the best mapping in the world."
(well Great Britain anyways)
Some Functionality :
The OS OpenSpace API and all the data provided is in British National Grid (ESPG 27700).
The API also provides the ability to covert between National Grid and latitude and longitude (ESPG 4326) and vice versa.
OS OpenSpace allows your API key to access up to 30 000 tiles of data and up to 1 000 place name look-ups per day for free
Can you add Ads to the API?
No, please see the OS OpenSpace Developer Agreement (there can be no form of financial gain).
FaceBook, MySpace apps?
No, The application you build cannot result in any financial gain to you (the developer of the application), the user or any other party; please see the OS OpenSpace Developer Agreement .
Note: Any Content you create using the Open Space API - Will not be yours, as it is 'dervived' from Ordance Survey Products.
the ownership and licensing of the copyright and other intellectual property rights in:
* any data supplied to you by us; and
* any data created by you.
Primarily, you cannot use any data you create for any commercial purpose.
No 1:25,000 (Explorer range) or 1:10,000 Rasters
Ed Parson's (Ex CTO Ordnance Survey) briefly mentions it too
OS OpenSpace is currently running as a closed alpha test service.
OS OpenSpace Developer Agreement is 16 Pages long.
It's a good step forward, but very restrictive in use.
Hopefully can be developed for Educational and Charity Institutions
At least Microsoft haven't bought them yet.
Stefan Geens writes an excellent roundup of the implications of this API. Removing ads from his site could only run the OpenSpace API on the Ogle Earth site for 12 hours a day due to the amount of traffic it generates.
(But I think he will stick to his current formula with ads.)