Our policy and practice
Ordnance Survey is committed to operating its pricing and licensing policy in a fair, open and transparent way. We encourage the use and exploitation of mapping and data by providing a wide range of licences that focus on how our customers wish to use our data and the rights we grant for those uses.
We have a series of Framework Licences covering the supply of Ordnance Survey Data direct from Ordnance Survey for use within a customer's business (Direct Customer) and for those wishing to operate as a commercial partner (Partner).
The Framework Licences define the general trading relationships that we have with our customers, who will sign a Framework Licence for each particular type of relationship only once. Each framework is underpinned with a more detailed contract that deals with the rights being granted for the use of Ordnance Survey products.
In addition to our Framework and other licences, we continue to offer Licences to those customers who wish to copy our paper maps.