[geo-discuss] Re: [Openstreetmap] Coders needed for similar
project & UK FOI act request update.
chris at ex-parrot.com
Fri Nov 11 00:42:18 GMT 2005
On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 12:59:23PM -0800, Jo Walsh wrote:
> hello clive, list,
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 05:05:26PM +0000, Clive Galway wrote:
> > On a side note, as a result of this project, I am currently trying to push through a Freedom of Information Act request on the British Government to get them to release UK political boundary data (eg counties etc) into the public domain on the grounds that political boundaries of our country are the property of the populace and not Ordnance Survey as they are saying.
> > The original request was denied, it is currently on appeal and I am in talks with the ombudsman's office ( The governing body one appeals to if they feel the request / appeal has been unlawfully denied ) who seem to be quite outraged that this information is not free and they think I am in with a half-decent chance.
> This sounds greatly promising! Is there an archive of your
> correspondance about BoundaryLine online? Are you pressing for rights
> to redistribute as well as freely access the political boundary data,
> what kind of arrangement for publishing the updates are you envisaging
> once this data can be got into the public domain?
> good luck and let us know how you get on!
pleae do -- I'll be fascinated to see the outcome.
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