The excellent Mark Moxon has posted a comment on my last posting about the Ordnance Survey which points to a Guardian article today about a new service being launched by Ordnance Survey: "OS Open Space".
From the OS OpenSpace FAQ's I have copied the following:
"OS OpenSpace™ FAQ
1.1 What is OS OpenSpace?
It then gets incredibly verbose and complicated and I do not pretend to understand a word of it, so I shall be phoning them to get a translation in English that I understand. (Why do the O.S. hide behind complete and utter technno-gibber when they explain things? Why can they not write in plain English that I can understand? I don't think I am a complete idiot when it comes to the English language - I may bust it up a bit, I may be make grammatical howlers, but I always think that my readers will be able to understand what I am banging on about. So why do the Ordnance Survey feel the need to completely bamboozle me with technological jargon? Why do they not give me examples of what they are talking about so at least I can fathom out what they are going on about?)
Oh well - it's a long phone call to the OS coming up to see if this sorts out my problems. Will I at last be able to post my digital Anquet maps onto my blog?
Will they force me to commit a criminal act and publish them anyway? Will they take me to court?
Or, will this new service actually remove all these obstacles at last so that I can at last publish what I want to publish on the web - my 100 or so days of walking on my maps.
I will let you know!