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OPSI to guide Ordnance Survey's new business strategy

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OPSI to guide Ordnance Survey's new business strategy

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The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), working from within The National Archives, is to review and develop Ordnance Survey's new business strategy over the coming months.

OPSI, in consultation with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), will track and monitor progress on a regular basis, to ensure the strategy delivers its aim to provide users with easier and simpler access to geographic information.

A key challenge will be to develop a licence framework that will make licensing simpler, fairer and more transparent for business and other customers. The development of the licensing framework is part of an evolutionary cycle in facilitating the re-use of geospatial information. As part of the review, recommendations may be made for further changes to the business strategy in order to ensure a fairer and more transparent model. 

Michael Wills, Minister with responsibility for The National Archives, has welcomed this opportunity.  'Geographic data, as part of public sector information is immensely important and underpins a huge number of activities both commercial and social,' he said.  'It is therefore imperative that we have an effective framework in place that encourages and facilitates use of this vitally important national asset to drive innovation.'

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