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Ordnance Survey: Datasets

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what datasets Ordnance Survey collates on (a) access and (b) proximity to public transport. (252304)

Ordnance Survey datasets are primarily topographic in nature, as they record the location of the physical features of the natural and man-made environment. Depending upon the scale and specification of the dataset, they contain details of the topographic alignment of roads, railways, tramways, canals and navigable waterways which may be used by public transport, together with the position of features such as coach, bus and railway stations, airport complexes, and on large scale mapping bus shelters.

Ordnance Survey does not explicitly hold, maintain or provide datasets relating to qualitative information on public transport routes or access to public transport, though some information of this nature may be inferred from the topographic data.