How OSNI data is licensed

Land & Property Services (LPS) works with different commercial organisations to develop products, to use and carry out geographic information (GI) services and to provide mapping in different formats to the public.

Innovators and developers

An innovator licence gives free access to Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) Geographic Information for product development. If a developer creates a product they want to sell, they must sign a value added reseller (VAR) agreement with LPS. They need to sign the agreement before they sell any products. 

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Value added resellers

A value added reseller (VAR) licenses geographic digital data from LPS and creates a product by adding value to the digital data. When a VAR creates a product, they pay LPS a royalty or fee for using  the digital data.

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Solution provider's licence

A solutions provider licenses geographic digital data from LPS to create data or a digital solution for one organisation's internal business usage. 

Distributors

LPS licenses distributors to provide digital data or sell OSNI-branded paper mapping.

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Wholesalers and retailers

A wholesaler buys large amounts of OSNI-branded paper mapping from LPS and sells that mapping to retailers.

A retailer buys large amounts of OSNI-branded paper mapping  from LPS or an LPS wholesaler. The retailer sells individual maps or map sets to the public in a shop or store.

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Making a commercial agreement

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