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Germany and the soul of the web

Jeff Jarvis author of “What Would Google Do” and co-presenter of the This Week in Google podcast, has a great blog post today on his Buzz Machine blog, on the German perspective on privacy. Without doubt,within Europe, Germany seems to have the greatest concerns with regards to privacy and so far much of the debate […]

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Clever Adwords at Stanfords

Great to see Stanfords one of the great tradtional homes of cartography embracing the web as a channel and making the most of the recent changes at Ordnance Survey. Like many of you this Adwords campaign may be appearing alongside your gmail, or web search results. Not all OS Maps now free – brilliant. To […]

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Data Policy

Image of the day : Democracy at work ?

Courtesy of last weeks drop of Ordanace Survey Open Data, the Westminster electoral boundaries in Google Earth. It’s amazing to think that such a key dataset was not easily accessible until so recently. Without doubt this is just the type of data set that the “free our data” movement was calling to be made freely available. The type of innovation that comes from […]

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The OS free data licence

I have had a couple of questions about how the free OS data is licensed, here is the license which as you can see is basically a creative commons attribution license. This confirms there are no derived data issues. In fact this license makes OS Opendata more “open” than Openstreetmap. Written and submitted from the Where 2.0 […]

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This is not an April Fools Joke

Not a normal day in this office then… A very important day in the history of Ordnance Survey, from later on today it really will be possible to download free OS geodata from www.data.gov.uk, and www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata. This is close to the “Goldilocks” option presented in the recent consultation and contains “mid scales” datasets which are […]