Request for information - Ref No: FOI221105
Thank you for your email of 22 September 2022, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, as set out in the extract below:
Request for a copy of the surveyors report which provided the authority for adding a footpath to the map.
I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested.
The dotted black line you refer to in your request has been supplied by a third-party data supplier, Mapbox Streets, and as such we do not hold the information you have requested.
However, under the duty to provide information and assistance in accordance with section 16 of FOIA, we can provide the following information which may assist you in this matter.
OS use Mapbox Streets data to update features such as footpaths in OS Maps’ Standard Map Layer so that OS Map customers can see the paths included in the ‘snap-to-path’ feature of OS Maps. Mapbox provide a tool for errors to be reported here: https://www.mapbox.com/contribute/#/.
Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, as follows:
Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
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