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Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) Addressing products – March 2014 update

All PSMA members are reminded that legacy addressing products will be withdrawn from the Public Sector Mapping Agreement on 31 October 2014.

As of 1 April 2014, PSMA members will not be able to:

  • submit any new orders for any of these products
  • expand the coverage area of existing contracts for these products
  • PSMA members will be able to continue to use unmaintained Ordnance Survey legacy address products under the provision of residual rights licencing

Note: PSMA members who already have change-only update contracts in place will continue to receive their legacy addressing data until the last supply date prior to 31 October 2014.

If you have any concerns about this announcement, please discuss with your Ordnance Survey Relationship Manager or contact the PSMA Helpdesk for further assistance.

Glossary

Data Co-operation Agreement (DCA) – The Data Co-operation Agreement, issued by GeoPlace™ LLP to all District, County and Unitary councils in England and Wales, provides for a legally binding agreement between the parties to support the creation and maintenance of GeoPlace Databases (particularly related to address and street information for England and Wales and address information for Scotland through separate agreements).

PSMA legacy addressing products – the legacy addressing products include ADDRESS-POINT, OS MasterMap Address Layer, OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 and the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) product are all being withdrawn from the Public Sector Mapping Agreement on 31 October 2014.

Residual Rights – this term is for PSMA members who want to continue to use Ordnance Survey legacy products under the same terms and conditions of PSMA datasets; see Appendix 2, Part B

The provision of residual rights have yet to be agreed with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and a variance to the Terms and Conditions of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement. In principle these new terms will be similar to the product residual rights for other Ordnance Survey legacy products such as Land-Line.

Royal Mail PAF licence fees – Royal Mail Postcode Address Files (PAF) is a collection of over 29 million Royal Mail postal addresses and 1.8 million postcodes. A charge is made for lookup services or wholesale supply of PAF data. Currently PSMA members are able to continue to use unmaintained Ordnance Survey legacy address products under some dataset specific terms – which will be similar to those allowed for 1:10 000 Scale Raster Data under the OS VectorMap Local product migration. Any Royal Mail PAF Royalties will be subject to either a proposed PAF Public Sector Licence, or as per existing Royal Mail terms and conditions in appendix 3 of the PSMA Member licence.

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