WMS works in all GIS and spatial viewers; it doesn’t require data or software licensing because it publishes images without transmitting object features, which means you can use it straight away without getting into any legal niceties.
No. Like all NationalMap Basemap services for non-commercial users, this WMS service is provided by NationalMap Limited at no cost in the interests of making our country more resilient.
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