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New PSMA End User Licences for INSPIRE

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Ordnance Survey and Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills have recently announced the introduction of two new Public Sector Mapping Agreement  End User Licences for INSPIRE.

These new licences will make it easier for PSMA members to meet their INSPIRE obligations by removing many of the constraints around publishing INSPIRE data that has been derived from PSMA products.

The licences:

INSPIRE End User Licence covering all INSPIRE licensing (except licensing to EU institutions).  This licence can be either click accepted by end users or acceptance can be deemed through end user use of data services (WFS/WMS).  PSMA members are also not required to capture the names and contact details of end users.  These concessions remove the need for rights management, access control etc.

INSPIRE Relevant Body license to allow for the licensing of data by PSMA Members to EU institutions.

The licences have been developed in response to member feedback in conjunction with the Department of Environment Food & Rural Affairs’ UK INSPIRE Project.  The new licences have been welcomed by the UK INSPIRE project, GI Customer Group, and the PSMA User Representatives Group.

The licences come as part of the 3rd variation of the PSMA Member licence following feedback from members and the UK INSPIRE Project.  A full list of all the third PSMA Member Licence amendments can be found from this link.

The new versions of the PSMA framework agreement, PSMA Members Licence, Contractor Licence and the new End User Licences can all be found on the PSMA website.



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