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06 October 2009

Discover,Evaluate & Develop - New Ordnance Survey Licences

Discover,Evaluate & Develop - New Ordnance Survey Licences

Ordnance Survey have found the word 'Innovate' and have changed the way they 'give away' (at cost*) data for
Discovering,Evaluating and Developing Ordnance Survey data.

The New Licencing Models:-

Discover:
if you are a private individual, new customer, social entrepreneur, or represent a social group or start up company. You can use the data for your internal evaluation and testing purposes only. You cannot develop or demonstrate the data. It is free of charge and can be used as long as you adhere to the terms. Terms PDF

Evaluate:
You may be interested in this licence if you are a new or existing customer who would like to take a larger area of OS data to evaluate, test or demonstrate internally. You can take this data initially for a maximum of three months. Standard supply is up to 10% of Great Britain. This licence is free of charge.
*Though if your order 10.1% of Britian you will be charged £500 payable within 30 days.
Terms PDF

OS Vector Data Formats Available
Many of the Ordnance Survey Datasets are available to download in various GIS formats so no data conversion is required. Simply load into your GIS sofatware.

Developer:
You may be interested in this licence if you would like to develop, test and demonstrate our data to your potential customers.

Our standard supply of Developer Data is for the Plymouth area. Products, formats and exact areas covered are on the Developer Data overview page.

You can use the data for 12 months (except for any third party products listed in the licence where the term can be reduced to 3 or 6 months) and the licence to do this is free of charge.
Terms PDF

FAQ's

How long can I use the data for?

Discover Data– until we terminate the licence.
Evaluation Data – You can take this data for three (3) months except where you request and we agree to supply more than four (4) individual kilometre tiles of OS MasterMap Imagery Layer, which will be for a period of one (1) month.
Development Data – 12 months from the date of despatch, after this time the licence will automatically renew on the same terms. Term for the 3rd party products is also 3 months from the date of despatch.

How much data can I have?

Discover Data– You can download what is on the website.
Evaluation Data – up to 10% of national cover as standard.
Developer Data – Plymouth area as standard.

Which products are available?

** Rasters require world files for GIS software to geo-reference each image available here
***not sure why this data is made available is 'frozen' (dis-continued)

Can I have, for example, three different areas of 10% cover?

Under the Evaluation licence you can have one geographical area of 10% for different products.

What do I do if I want to order the same area for a different product a few weeks after I placed my first order?

You need to complete another request form for the second batch of data.

What happens with the evaluation licence at the end of three months?

You should cease use, destroy and delete the data or contact us if you still need to use the data.

Source:
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/innovations/

Though at the end of the day does it innovate you?

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1 Comments:

At Thursday, October 08, 2009 9:54:00 am, Blogger Fonant said...

Not that useful until they sort out the "derived data" rules: at the moment, any data that you create with these OS products automatically belongs to the OS (according to them, anyway).

This is a very major barrier to innovative uses of OS mapping.

 

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