Companies have the option to enter into a licence agreement with the Danish Geodata Agency regarding the rights to rework the Danish Geodata Agency’s data in order to produce products that the companies themselves then sell to customers in the market.
As of 1 July 2018, the Agency has prepared a new licence agreement for this area which, among other things, increases the frequency of updates issued to these companies by the Danish Geodata Agency. With effect from 1 July 2018, the Danish Geodata Agency terminated all of its contracts in this area with termination of the contract by the 31st of December 2020 and, at the same time, invited the same companies to enter into the new license agreement..
Companies with a new licence agreement
The following parties are companies that are currently participants in the new licence agreement (the list is updated regularly up to 31 December 2020, when the old agreement expires):
Companies with a former licence agreement
Updates every 14 days
Parties to the new licence agreement receive updates to the Danish Geodata Agency’s data every 14 days, while parties to the old agreement receive updates from the Danish Geodata Agency less frequently (up to 4 times a year). Parties to the new agreement also receive all of the Agency’s data, including vector data (compliant with the S-57 data specification), while the data received by the parties to the older agreement varies. In some cases, the companies have received paper charts that these parties have then digitized themselves to produce digital products.
The Danish Geodata Agency’s responsibility
It should be noted that the Danish Geodata Agency does not review, validate or otherwise quality-assure any products or the frequency of the companies’ updates relative to their own products. The Danish Geodata Agency cannot therefore guarantee the quality of products prepared by the parties above, and the Board cannot be held liable for any errors contained in products prepared by third parties. It should also be noted that while the Agency has agreements with the parties above, the parties themselves often have multiple distributors who distribute products on behalf of the parties. Products can therefore be found on the market that are sold by parties not listed above.