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Framework Contract (Partners) - Developer Contract Summary

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 Developer 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 Developer 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.

Under this Contract, we allow you to use our data to:

a) develop, evaluate and test our data internally as part of your product and/or service; and

b) display it as part of your products and/or services to potential customers, sub-partners, investors or agents

Conditions of use

1. Ordnance Survey Data licensed under this Contract is for your internal use only, other than demonstrating your products and/or services to third parties. You are not permitted to use our data as a business tool for the day to day activities involved in the internal administration and running of your business.

2. You may allow your customers a limited licence to use our data to test and evaluate your product and/or service internally but only to the extent that the area of data supplied is the same as we make available under our Discover Data Licence.


You do not have to pay any royalties under this contract.


The following OS products can be licensed under this contract:

1: 25000 Scale Colour Raster

1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster


Code-Point® with polygons

OS Terrain 5®

OS MasterMap® Imagery Layer

OS MasterMap® Topography Layer

OS MasterMap® Networks Water Layer

OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network™ Layer - Road Network Theme

OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network™ Layer - Road Network and Road Routing Information Theme

OS MasterMap® Integrated Transport Network™ Layer - Urban Paths Theme

OS VectorMap® Local

OS VectorMap® Local Black and White Raster

OS VectorMap® Local Colour Raster

OS VectorMap® Local Colour Raster - Backdrop

Points of Interest

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