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Consumer Solutions Contract Overview

Licensed partners can obtain digital map data from Ordnance Survey for inclusion within their own products and/or services under the terms of the Framework Contract (Partners) (FCP).

The FCP is the umbrella agreement which outlines the commercial relationship between OS and the licensed partner. A number of Contracts (including the Consumer Solutions Contract) sit under the FCP and provide specific terms relating to the product(s)/service(s) being offered.

Below is a brief description of activities covered by the terms of the Consumer Solutions Contract. This is only a summary of the key points and therefore not exhaustive, so please refer to the Contract for full details. If you're a Licensed Partner already you can view this here.

This contract allows Partners to provide customers with Online Solutions (on the web or using mobiles for example) or Offline Solutions ( for PCs', laptops, etc) in the form of software or leisure products.

Conditions of use

Partners must make sure all licensed data is inaccessible to the consumer when their subscription period or sessions/transactions expire, including all cached and downloaded data (other than user generated routes and coordinates).

Partners must ensure that licensed data can't be extracted from a product and /or service unless it is necessary for the installation of that data on a device in the case of an Offline Solution or the caching or downloading as part of the Online Solution.

The consumer's position cannot be used to provide a tracking service.

Pricing

Partners may offer two types of solution - an online solution, or an offline solution

1. Online Solution

These are products and/or services that are:

a) hosted by you (or by a Contractor on your behalf) through which a Consumer can access our Licensed Data remotely; and

b) store Coordinates, Cached Data and Consumer Generated Content (but no other Licensed Data) on any Device.

Royalties are paid on a Session, Subscription or Transaction basis dependent on the product being licensed, its quantity and type of use.

Session

These are periods of time that start when a Consumer accesses Licensed Data through an Online Solution. A Session expires as soon as one of the following occurs:

a) the Consumer navigates away from or ceases to be connected to the Online Solution; or

b) 24 hours have passed since commencement

Subscription

This is a period of time as determined by you for which the consumer is signed up, comprising whole units of one year, one month and/or one week.

Route Transaction

This is a single request by a Consumer for information relating to a route between one or more locations and the response to that request. Routes shall exclude Map View Transactions and Geocode Transactions.

Geocode Transaction

This is a single request by a Consumer for information relating to a single location and the response to that request (which may contain one or more locations). Geocode Transactions shall exclude Map View Transactions and Route Transactions.

Map View Transaction

This is the display, in response to a Consumer's request, of up to 15 map tiles (256 pixels by 256 pixels) whichhave been created using Licensed Data. Map View Transactions shall not include Geocode Transactions or Route Transactions.

2. Offline Solution

These are products and/or services that permits the storage of Licensed Data by a Consumer. Royalties are paid on a Subscription, Lifetime or Perpetual basis depending on the product being licensed, its quantity and use.

Subscription Period

This is a period of time as determined by you for which the consumer is signed up, comprising whole units of one year, one month and/or one week.

Lifetime

This means royalties payable for an Offline Solution supplied by you to a Consumer for an indefinite period of time with the ability to make updates available to that Consumer without the payment of additional royalties.

Perpetual

This means Royalties payable for an Offline Solution supplied by you to a Consumer for an indefinite period of time without the ability to provide updates.

The following OS products can be licensed under this contract:

  • 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster*
  • 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster*
  • AddressBase®
  • AddressBase® Plus
  • AddressBase® Premium
  • Code-Point®
  • Code-Point® with polygons
  • OS Detailed Path Network
  • OS Terrain® 5
  • OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network Layer - Road Network and Road Routing Information
  • OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network Layer - Urban Paths Theme
  • OS MasterMap® Topography Layer
  • OS MasterMap® Topography Layer - Roads, Tracks and Paths Theme (Tracks and Paths element only)
  • Points of Interest
  • OS VectorMap® Local
  • OS VectorMap® Local - Black and White Raster
  • OS VectorMap® Local - Colour Raster
  • OS VectorMap® Local - Colour Raster Backdrop

*660 DPI High Resolution Specification also available

Please note that additional third party terms apply to some Licensed Data

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