[OSM-legal-talk] Council Permission Request Accepted - Followup Questions?
openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Tue Dec 16 15:40:14 GMT 2008
On behalf of OpenStreetMap I asked a large city council (Durban, South
Africa) for permission use their online mapping website to find the
official names for roads and features we are missing. I also asked for
permission (expecting to be denied) to use the shapefiles on their
public FTP site.
Their reply from the head of their corporate GIS department:
"You may use any of our data for your project. Note that the online map
is very up-to-date (seldom more than 1 to 2 weeks old), whereas the FTP
site is only updated infrequently."
AFAIK, they own all their own GIS data, unlike councils in the UK.
Should I; thank them and go ahead and plan a full import of their data?
Should I follow-up with a few question before proceeding? Licence,
attribution, do-you-really-mean-what-you-just-said... etc etc. What
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