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Ordnance Survey accused of stifling competition in open data row

Computer Weekly - UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey stands accused of using £800m of government contracts to stifle competition in a row over the release of geographical information as open data.

Geo-data firm Getmapping claimed Ordnance Survey received illegal state aid in a complaint it lodged at the European Commission (EC) last Friday (7 November 2014). The company repeated similar allegations to those it has tried and failed to stand up with UK authorities a number of times since Ordnance Survey was turned into a quasi-public government corporation in 1999.