Major changes to Ordnance Survey's
Pricing & Licensing arrangements with their partners came into effect
in November 2010.
These changes relate to data
sales (DXF/DWG). A further announcement is expected early in 2011 to
cover plots and image files (pdf/tiff/doc etc) and possibly the viewing
charge structure for the large-scale OS Mastermap dataset.
Commenting on these changes,
James Brayshaw, Ordnance Survey's Sales and Marketing development director
said: "...we are focusing on the opportunities in the marketplace and
the potential growth therein. Our new pricing and licensing model
makes it easier than ever for end users to engage directly with our
partners to obtain their data.
So, what are
these changes and how do they affect you?
Survey Mastermap data pricing: A single, new and simplified
pricing model has been introduced. This model applies to sourcing
data both from Ordnance Survey's partners' and Ordnance Survey
direct. It covers all data orders from 1Ha up to national
coverage. This removes the current restrictions on the area of
coverage that partners' can supply and brings them into line with Ordnance
Survey's own direct pricing for large areas
As a result The
Map Shop can now supply your Ordnance Survey Data, whatever the amount, at
a comparable price to that direct from Ordnance Survey.
Survey Mastermap data licensing: This has also been
simplified. The terms of usage of OS Mastermap data will now be
covered by one single licence, from wherever it is sourced. Until
now, data sourced via Ordnance Survey's partners was supplied under the
terms of either the Internal Business Use (IBU) Licence or the Plan Design
& Build (PDB) Licence. Data sourced direct from Ordnance
Survey was supplied under the terms of the Framework Direct Licence.
These Licences have been merged to form a single, new and less restrictive
Standard Business Use (SBU) Licence. This licence is quick and
straightforward to set up. The terms of this licence now enables
- Data to be
shared between contractors working on the same project
- Data to be
archived after the licence has expired
(1,2 or 3 year) licences
- The supply of
data upgrades throughout the term of the licence
- Data to be
licensed for an unlimited number of terminals for areas below 234 km².
For larger areas you can specify an agreed number of terminals.
If you are
holding existing Data Licences you will have received formal written
notification of these policy changes from Ordnance Survey and you can now
renew these licences with The Map Shop when they expire. Contact us
when you receive the licence renewal reminder from Ordnance Survey and we
can provide prices for the data renewal and any future mapping
Mastermap Data is digital
mapping data you control. Using computer aided design (CAD) systems,
you have the power to customise the most detailed large-scale data of
Great Britain in site centred form. If you are an architect,
engineer, constructor or surveyor, Mastermap Data has a great variety of
- Project planning and design
- Site maps
- Feasibility studies
- Planning applications
- Location mapping
- Illustrating presentations and reports
The very latest available survey
- Ordnance Survey make nearly 5,000
updates everyday, so you can be sure of getting the very latest plan.
Incredible detail and accuracy
By placing your focal
point at the centre of the plan, you see your site relative to the
surrounding area, and you only pay for the area you want
Data can of course be
'cookie cut' to follow linear features such as roads or railways
Mastermap Data comes in a
Data Exchange Format (DXF) file, which you tailor to you needs.
Viewed on screen it can be manipulated, merged with other drawings,
then plotted onto paper or film. With the appropriate software,
Mastermap Data can also be used to plot at a range of scales or
changed to add other relevant information
information about a geographical feature, can also be stored and
linked to the feature
Up to 60 layers
Levelling and height
Pricing is infinitely
variable, calculated from both the area of ground covered and the original
survey scale of the mapping.
For example, the minimum
charge of £30.00 plus VAT buys 3.2 hectares of urban information, but
10 hectares of rural survey.
Mastermap Data comes as
a one year copyright licence and comprehensive user guide
Your DXF data can be
supplied by e-mail or CD-Rom.
The Map Shop offers a high quality
one-to-one service to ensure your map is presented and delivered to meet your