Ordnance Survey Consultation

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The Ordnance Survey Consultation invited responses between December and 17th March 2010 on the future role of Ordnance Survey in the U.K geo data market. The consultation period ended, and was very quickly followed by open data announcements.

Government's Response to the consultation was published on 31st march 2010 The data is being made available from April 1st 2010 on the ordancesurvey.co.uk/opendata website See Ordnance Survey Opendata for more details

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"Whilst this review highlights questions that we regard as important in the context of options for geographic information in Great Britain, we are also interested in hearing any view that you wish to share more generally about the market and the future role of Ordnance Survey."

Responses can (could) be submitted by email giconsultation@communities.gsi.gov.uk to or by letter to:

GI Consultation
Communities and Local Government
2/G9 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London SW1E 5DU

When responding, please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If responding on behalf of an organisation, please make it clear who the organisation represents, and where applicable, how the views of the members were assembled.

Comments are invited from all interested parties who wish to be involved in this consultation process.

List of consultation questions

  • Question 1: What are your views or comments on the policy drivers for this consultation?
  • Question 2: What are your views on how the market for geographic information has evolved recently and is likely to develop over the next 5-10 years?
  • Question 3: What are your views on the appropriate pricing model for Ordnance Survey products and services?
  • Question 4: What are your views and comments on public sector information regulation and policy, and the concepts of public task and good governance as they apply to Ordnance Survey?
  • Question 5: What are your views on and comments on the products under consideration for release for free re-use and the rationale for their inclusion?
  • Question 6: How much do you think government should commit to funding the free product set? How might this be achieved?
  • Question 7: What are your views on how free data from Ordnance Survey should be delivered?
  • Question 8: What are your views on the impact Ordnance Survey Free will have on the market?
  • Question 9: What are your comments on the proposal for a single National Address Register and suggestions for mechanisms to deliver it?
  • Question 10: What are your views on the options outlined in this consultation?
  • Question 11: For local authorities: What will be the balance of impact of these proposals on your costs and revenues?
  • Question 12: Will these proposals have any impact on race, gender or disability equalities?