Ordnance Survey Data to Be Set Free April 1st


Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced as part of a speech on his plans for digital economy growth that Ordnance Survey Data will be free starting April 1st: “Following the strong support in our recent consultation, I can confirm that from 1 April, we will be making a substantial package of information held by Ordnance Survey freely available to the public, without restrictions on re-use.”  More details are promised by the end of March.  The release of the data came after a long battle by the Free our Data coalition.


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