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Data Strategy Board report

Request for information – FOI13378

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 June 2013, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey:

'According to the action record of a Data Strategy Board meeting held on 24 April 2013 available on GOV.UK, there exists a "recently published OS OpenData™ Evaluation Report".

'The DSB action record indicates this report has been circulated outside Ordnance Survey but I am unable to find it on the Ordnance Survey website or elsewhere online. I would be grateful for a copy of this report, including any appendices or other attachments related to the report.'

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold this information, however your request falls within the 'information accessible to applicant by other means' exemption under section 21 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

We consider this exemption applies because the report you have requested, and which is referred to in the Data Strategy Board Action Log entitled 'Assessing the Value of OS OpenData to the Economy of Great Britain synopsis', is already publicly available in the OS OpenData economic value study (PDF).

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FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
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Southampton
SO16 0AS

E-mail: foi@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

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The Case Reception Unit
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