Policy paper

MasterMap announcement: narrative

This narrative accompanies the government's announcement on releasing the OS MasterMap.


MasterMap announcement - narrative

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Key parts of Ordnance Survey’s (OS) highly detailed OS MasterMap are being made completely open under the Open Government Licence (OGL), with the remaining data being made freely available up to a threshold of transactions. This work will release £130m pa of economic value.

Published 13 June 2018