[OSM-legal-talk] Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Oct 31 16:42:25 GMT 2007
Can someone explain why we can't include this height data in OSM (with
acknowledgement as requested)? I can't see anything that says that they do
claim copyright and there is this statement from the Guidelines that seems
to say you can used it for whatever (but needless to say IANAL)
"NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted. If copyrighted,
permission should be obtained from the copyright owner prior to use. If not
copyrighted, NASA material may be reproduced and distributed without further
permission from NASA.
If we are not sure about integrating this height data into OSM does anyone
have the capacity to generate a separate data table giving the following:
OSMNodeID, lat from OSM, long from OSM, height from NASA
(The lat and long from OSM are used avoid using height data when the node
has been moved since the association was done.) This could then be used by
individuals wishing to merge them as a 'collective work' without integrating
the data itself into OSM.
> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 15:54:13 +0100
> From: Rob <rob at coolbegin.com>
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
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> or you could have a overlay layer with height lines
> On 10/31/07, Thom Shannon <thom at glow-internet.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone tried to use data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
> > to add detail to osm maps? It could be used to add approximate altitude
> > data to nodes, or for giving a shaded background to maps showing
> > mountainous regions.
> > A lot of nasa material has a very relaxed licence or is public domain.
> > I'm not sure if it's covered by nasa copyright guidelines
> > (http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/policies.html#Guidelines), and I don't think
> > they're compatible with CC-By-SA. Still it could be used to make shaded
> > backgrounds for open street map that are simply licensed differently?
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