5 May 2017
Corporate and Customer Services
Business Intelligence: Information and
Box OCT 1224
Tel: 01223 699137
Dear Sir Public Rights of Way – Open Government Licence
Following the Information Commissioner’s Office Decision Notice Ref FS50619465,
this letter confirms that we have granted re-use of the Rights of Way dataset under
the Open Government Licence (currently version 3). This re-use licence supersedes
the previous licence issued to you for the data.
The full terms of the OGL are set out on the National Archives’ website here:
The OGL states that where information is re-used, you must: “Acknowledge the
source of the Information in your product or application by including or linking to any
attribution statement specified by the Information Provider(s) and, where possible,
provide a link to this licence”.
In line with the National Archives' ‘Open Government Licence: Guidance for
Information Providers’ guidance, the following attribution statement should be used: Public Rights of Way, Cambridgeshire County Council [date the data was issued to
you], licensed under the Open Government Licence
Rights of Way standard data disclaimer
Please be aware that a council's Definitive Map and Statement and Commons and
Village Greens Registers are the authoritative source of information about the public
rights of way, commons and village greens in that council's area. The details
contained in the data supplied are for information only
, and are an interpretation of
the Definitive Map and Statement and Registers, not the legal records themselves.
They should not be relied on for determining the position or alignment of any public
right of way, common or village green.
For legal purposes, the data does not replace its Definitive Map and Statement or
Commons or Village Greens Registers, and changes may have been made to the
legal records that are not included in this data.
The end user will require the appropriate software for base mapping to be displayed
and a suitable GIS system to enable the data to be viewed.
The information is used for indicative purposes only, and does contain errors and
anomalies. Where clarification of a route or boundary is required, the original Map and
Statement/relevant Register must be consulted and the Asset Information team must
be consulted at
The data is current at the time of publication. Changes can be made daily and
therefore some of the data may quickly become out-of-date.
Information is given without prejudice to applications made under Section 53 of the
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 or Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 that may
subsequently be proved.
For these reasons, other users of the data should be made aware of the constraints in
the data. We would advise that Cambridgeshire County Council’s Public rights of way
mapping Disclaimer should be clearly shown whenever the data is used, and so that
people know who to contact if they have any queries: ‘The public rights of way shown on this map are copied from Cambridgeshire County
Council’s digital version of the Definitive Map. The data should not be used for legal
purposes. If in any doubt please contact the Asset Information Team via email
Senior Information Management Analyst