[OSM-talk] CORINE Land Cover import in Estonia started
margus at dakar.ee
Thu Dec 3 17:10:48 GMT 2009
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 08:47, Margus Värton <margus at dakar.ee> wrote:
>> I am glad to inform You that CORINE Land Cover data for Estonia is
>> currently being imported. It takes some time and some manual or
>> semi-manual intervention but in few days we should have much improved
>> map data.
> That's nice. I was browsing the CORINE data for Iceland and noticed
> they have a lot of it, but I couldn't find out whether it's freely
> licensed & importable.
> Where can I find this out?
We asked for permission to import from Estonia's Ministry of the
Environment's Information and Technology Center (or whatever is that
official translation). They gladly gave this permission and somewhat
updated data as well. During the very same import we are importing a lot
of administrative borders from Land Board's official data (used with
permission as well). Import script make some magic with joining these
two datasets but some work will be manual - correcting coastline
tagging, for instance.
To get access to this data my first step was to google 'CORINE site:ee'.
This way I found the agency to ask from:). CORINE data is owned by
European Commission and there is a recommendation to member countries to
make it as much available as possible. Despite this recommendation it
depends on local policies HOW free this data will be. So my suggestion
is to ask from Iceland's local environment agency or ministry. Actually
I do not see much reason to reject Your proposal.
I addition to administrative boundaries Estonian Land Board (our local
equivalent to Ordnance Survey) gave Openstreetmap permission to use
their official WMS-service to create derivative works under CC-by-SA
license. So both basemap and orthophotos for Estonia are free to use by
OSM community. Enjoy :).
- M -
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