Notes on Data Leasing

Digital Data

All information concerning the nature, properties and distribution of soils, Land Capability or other data presented in The James Hutton Institute reports, on its maps or contained in digital files supplied by The James Hutton Institute is copyright and may not therefore be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the explicit written permission of The James Hutton Institute and due acknowledgement of its source. A Publishing Licence may also be required.

Use of The James Hutton Institute data is the subject of a specific leasing agreement specifying its purpose of use, the time period of the lease and an undertaking that the data will not be used for any other purpose.

All costs quoted are for the lease of datasets in Year 1. In subsequent years the charge is 70% of the Year 1 charge, with a minimum annual data leasing charge of £50. There is a one-off delivery and handling fee of £350 to be added to data costs in Year 1. When there is a requirement to provide a sub-contractor with the data the one-off delivery and handling fee is increased to £500. At the discretion of The James Hutton Institute permission may be granted after the contract is signed for the licensee to pass the leased data to a sub-contractor. Where this is granted it will incur a fee of £150.

All prices are exclusive of VAT and subject to contract. Prices quoted are for single user leases. Costs for multi user leases are as follows:

  • 2 - 5 Users + 50% of single user charge
  • 5 - 10 Users + 100% of single user charge
  • > 10 Users at least + 200% of single user charge depending on the number of users

The James Hutton Institute reserves the right to vary prices at any time.

Email for more information

James Hutton Limited, Dundee: Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland +44 (0)1382 568 568 

James Hutton Limited, Aberdeen: Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH Scotland +44 (0)8449 285 428