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Request for information – FOI14491

Request

Thank you for your email of 4 September 2014, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act FOIA 2000:

1. For the calendar years ending 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 what were the terms of the PSMA agreement with regard to the unit cost (or however this is calculated) of OSMM?

2. For the calendar years ending 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 what was the gross value of the licence income for all data supplied under the PSMA agreement?

3. For the calendar years ending 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 how many sq. km of data for “Settlement, Rural and Moorland" was supplied to PSMA customers?

4. For the calendar years ending2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 what was the gross value of the licence income for all data supplied to all other parties falling outside the PSMA agreement?

5. For the calendar years ending 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 how many sq. km of data for “Settlement, Rural and Moorland" to all other parties falling outside the PSMA agreement?

Our response

I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold some of the information to respond to your request. Where the information is not held, this is stated.

1. The PSMA only provides for a global license fee for the complete suite of datasets provided. The PSMA terms do not define the unit cost of any of the OS MasterMap layers.

2. We do not invoice for specific products with the PSMA and therefore we can only provide the global PSMA invoice amount for calendar years ending 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Please note that PSMA did not come into effect until 1 April 2011.) They are as follows:

  • 2010: £0.00
  • 2011: £41,250,000
  • 2012: £56,645,000
  • 2013: £55,282,000

3. This information is not held.

4. The gross value of the license income for all data supplied to all other parties are as follows:

  • 2010: £110,398,000
  • 2011: £85,325,000
  • 2012: £73,646,000
  • 2013: £73,724,000

5. This information is not held.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

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

Email: foi@os.uk

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

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

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