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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Free OS mapping. Ha

I am led to believe that the "free" OS mapping that we are eagerly waiting for is not going to happen for us walkers.
The freebies are for companies  that use 1:10,000 scale maps for the likes of house searches, boundary issues and road planning etc.
The maps we use ie 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 are not going to be included.
Isn't that just typical.
We will find out for sure on April 1st.
Has anybody heard anything different?

4 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

If this is true, how appropriate: April 1st.

If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.

The Odyssee said...

Alan, You know, i was so hissed off that i never even gave the date a second glance.
I thought it was too good to be true, something useful and free.
I hope i am wrong and we do get it.

ebygomm said...

Everything I've heard/read suggestes it'll be the other way round, free 50k and 25k whilst mastermap and 10k will remain commercial products

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/mar/26/free-our-data

The Odyssee said...

ebygomm, Thanks, I hope this is right.

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