Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,
I would like to request:
1. A copy of underlying dataset behind your interactive online public rights of way (PROW) map (https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Things-To-...), ideally in a standard/universal GIS format such as KML or GeoJSON.
2. Permission to re-use this data under the Open Government Licence v3 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o... ). This will allow improved mapping of public rights of way in Caerphilly on the volunteer project OpenStreetMap (https://www.openstreetmap.org/), widening access to green spaces for other residents and allowing easier maintenance of local pathways.
Please note that there is now an established precedent for such requests and a large number of UK councils have released their PROW data under an Open Government Licence (a list is maintained here: https://osm.mathmos.net/prow/open-data/ ). Councils which have refused have been successfully challenged through the ICO (e.g. https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak... ).
Thank you for your help, I look forward to your response.
Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request. Please find attached an
acknowledgement for this request.
Dear Dafydd Stephenson
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on 4th May. We have
considered your request and enclose the following information.
(1) A copy of underlying dataset behind your interactive online public
rights of way (PROW) map
ideally in a standard/universal GIS format such as KML or GeoJSON.
See attached in the format held
(2) Permission to re-use this data under the Open Government Licence v3
). This will allow improved mapping of public rights of way in Caerphilly
on the volunteer project OpenStreetMap
(https://www.openstreetmap.org/), widening access to green spaces for
other residents and allowing easier maintenance of local pathways.
We confirm that we grant permission to re-use this data under the Open
Government Licence v3
Please note that we have dealt with your enquiry under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. Environmental information is exempt from
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by a Section 39
exemption. This exemption exists due to provision for access to this type
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Regulations 2004. Therefore in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as a Refusal Notice to supply
this information under the Freedom of Information Act.
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Penallta House Wales
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Hengoed. CF82 7PG Churchill Way
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