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FOI16655– Request for information

Request

Thank you for your email of 4 March 16, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for the following:

A list of all the locations of the Viewpoint symbols on OS Explorer 25,000 maps that cover England and Wales. This could be an OS grid reference or other geographic latitude and longitude.

Our response

I can confirm that Ordnance Survey is unable to help you with your enquiry as we do not hold a list of co-ordinates for all Viewpoints on 1:25k mapping.

However, under our duty to provide advice and assistance as stipulated in Section 16 of the FOIA, we can provide the following web link to OS OpenData which may assist you in this matter. www.os.uk/innovate/innovate-with-open-data.html

The Strategi vector product, which you can download from here, includes 728 viewpoints. This dataset is free-of-charge and includes most viewpoints and their co-ordinates.

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.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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