This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Re-Use Request for Public Rights of Way Information'.




 
My ref: 
FOI 5997 
Your ref: 
 
Date: 
5 May 2017 
Contact: 
Matthew Smith 
Direct dial: 
01223 699137 
E Mail: 
xxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx  
 
Corporate and Customer Services 
 
 
Business Intelligence: Information and 
 
 
Records 
 
By email: 
 
request-319003-
Box OCT 1224 
xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Shire Hall 
Castle Hill 
Cambridge 
CB3 0AP 
 
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: 
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/   
 
Attribution 
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 
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/   
 
 
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 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx. 
 
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 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx.’ 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Matthew Smith 
Senior Information Management Analyst