FOI16716 - Request for information
Thank you for your email of 25 October 2016 requesting the following information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000:
On current OS maps there is a designation of route type called 'Other Route with Public Access' As this data has been digitised there will be a master GIS layer of ORPA routes in digital form. How can I get a copy of this for non commercial use?
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold this information. This is because Ordnance Survey does not hold a master GIS layer of ORPA routes in digital form.
Under our duty to provide information and assistance under Section 16 of the FOIA, we refer you to our email of 18 August 2014 in response to the same request from you under reference FOI 14479. Relevant excerpts from our previous response are set out below. I can confirm that the position has not changed since our previous request.
The full response is found at: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/orpa_dots#comment-52201
Response of 18 August 2014:
Thank you for your email of 20 July 2014, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
We respond to your information request, in two phases:
On current Ordnance Survey maps there is a designation of route type called 'Other Route with Public Access' …
2. As this data has been digitised there must be a master layer of ORPA routes in digital form. How can I get a copy of this for non-commercial use?
This information is not held by Ordnance Survey because there is no single master layer of ORPA routes held in digital form.
Under section 16 of the FOIA ‘the duty to provide advice and assistance’ we explain that ORPA information is recorded in our database as a feature, not a layer, along with various other recorded features.
This information is used in our 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 mapping and is accessible to you in raster (non-digitised) format through our OS Explorer maps. Please note that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 provides the right of access to information, but not for information in a specific format.
As all the requested information is not held, we have determined that in all the circumstances of this case the Public interest consideration (section 17 FOIA) is not applicable in this instance.
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