Ooops, hold on to that nice idea that we’ll all be getting free access to Ordnance Survey high-quality maps and mapping data from April 2010. It seems the government is planning to sell off the O.S., due to the Labour Party having bankrupted the nation for the second time in 30 years. I’d assume the auditors won’t want the O.S.’s crown jewels given away for free, before a sale…

“£16bn will be saved by pressing ahead with the sale of public assets from April. Assets for sale will include … Ordnance Survey and the Land Registry.”