This is a prototype.

  1. Digital Land
  2. Points of Friction
  3. Data use is restricted
Friction

Data use is restricted

Much data is made available under an open government licence, but with additional, restrictive terms.

National radon data, for example, commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive is made available “for planning purposes only” and one brownfield register publisher explicitly warns against building services which compete with Ordnance Survey.

Such restrictions limit unforseen, innovative use-cases for the data.