Jo of Mapping Hacks has responded to my call for her to attempt to collect detailed mapping to the specification of the OS without access to the survey grade GPS and photogrammetry, with the usual rhetoric… but Jo will you take up the challenge ?
I think Jo actually accepts the need for the OS to continue it’s role in capturing large scale vector mapping for the country, this is an expensive business (not just toys) – our opinions differ as to how this is funded.
Jo favours the state funding of these activities, while I and the current government favour the user paying.
– Getmapping do collect imagery on behalf of the OS under contract already..
– The NIMSA agreement represents a “at cost” contract to deliver mapping services to government and represents less than 10 % of the OS revenue.