Posted by: Benjamin Gould
Public Sector Information Holder: Ordnance Survey
Information Asset: OS data on Google Maps
At the moment it is not possible for Local Authorities and others to use the excellent Google Maps API in conjunction with Ordnance Survey data. This is because Ordnance Survey prohibit the use of any of their information (derived data) on Google Maps, apparently because of Google's terms and conditions.
My ideal solution
Ordnance Survey should reach an accommodation with Google, so public sector information, which often contains derived OS data, can be displayed on Google Maps. OS should update its guidance to Local authorities as soon as possible.
What I would do
Mashups of public sector information, using the excellent, easy and free Google Maps.