Hampshire's Public Rights of Way as Open Data

Wednesday 14 November 2012

6.00pm for 6.30pm start.

RM 154, First Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, SO14 0YN | Maps

Dan Cooper, Research & Intelligence Group, Economy, Transport and Environment, Hampshire County Council

Free of charge, for both BCS and Non-BCS members.

Joint event between the BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University.

Following the successful application to the Ordnance Survey by Cambridge County Council of their Rights of Way to be exempt from OS Intellectual Property Rights Hampshire followed suit with a streamlined application and were also granted exemption. Having been given this opportunity Hampshire embarked on a programme of work to both improve their existing web mapping solutions and also look to publish their data in a number of formats that could be used by the open data community. At present Hampshire is publishing their data in shapefile and kml formats under the Open Government Licence for which they have received much positive feedback.

What they are hoping to look at next is release more spatial datasets in the same manner and better engage with the community to deliver solutions that previously may not have been achievable without data exemptions and open data licensing.