If you would like to publish our maps within a publication, on a merchandising product or on websites, our Publishing Licence could be the right licence for you. Here's what it covers in more detail.
Maps within a publication
This covers publications which are either for sale or distributed free of charge. Publications are defined as, but not limited to, books, newsletters, leaflets, brochures, catalogues, journals. A licence is granted for single publications only, with reprints and new editions requiring a separate licence and royalty payment.
This licence is best suited to those customers only wishing to produce occasional or one off publications in small quantities. Licence fees are calculated based on the total amount of mapping used and the number of copies of the publication printed and vary for facsimile and redrawn mapping. The licence has a one off fee per publication.
A merchandising product is a product whose primary use is not a map; for example, a mug, tea towel or pillow case. Licence fees are calculated based on the total amount of mapping used, the number of copies of the product produced and the type of mapping used, for example facsimile or redrawn. The licence has a one off fee per product. A licence is granted for a single product only, with reprints requiring a separate licence and royalty payment.
Should you intend reproducing mapping on merchandising products on a regular basis or in large quantities, you may wish to consider applying for a Printed Products Contract under our Framework Contract (Partners). Please Contact Partnership Enquiries for further information.
Maps on websites
If you are publishing mapping on the internet, this licence is suited to small website publishers, publishing static images of mapping that cannot be edited, manipulated, interrogated, geo-referenced or customised in any way or used within a geographical information system or other comparable database or software system. You may make Financial Gain through advertising and sponsorship on the website. Licence fees are payable on an annual basis.
If you intend using 1:50 000 Scale Raster Mapping on a website, scanned from paper maps, you can do this without charge and use up to 100 map extracts.
If you intend creating a commercial website, you may wish to consider our Consumer Solutions Contract under our Framework Contract (Partners). Please contact New Business Enquiries for further information.
Apply for a licence
To receive a quote and apply for a licence, please complete the Publishing Licence Request Form.
We will respond with a quotation for your proposed publication(s) within two working days; you will need to confirm your acceptance of the quotation before we can process your application.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02380 055991 between 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, if you'd like to discuss your application.