[Imports] Fwd: FW: RTD's GIS Data in OpenStreetMap

Derek Kniffin derek.kniffin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 14:24:41 UTC 2013


Is this good enough, or should he be more explicit?

-Derek
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From: "Jackson, Dan" <Dan.Jackson at rtd-denver.com>
Date: Aug 30, 2013 8:18 AM
Subject: FW: RTD's GIS Data in OpenStreetMap
To: "derek.kniffin at gmail.com" <derek.kniffin at gmail.com>
Cc: "Trujillo, Lisa" <Lisa.Trujillo at rtd-denver.com>

 Derek,****
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> Please see http://www.rtd-denver.com/Developer.shtml****
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> If the intention is to provide a free service to the public, RTD’s Transit
> Data ****
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> can be published on any interactive web map, similar to what others have
> done.****
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> Google Maps – Transit, at
> http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/transit/#mdy****
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> Bing Maps – Transit, at http://www.bing.com/maps/transitdefault.aspx****
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> Nokia/HERE – Transit, at
> http://www.nokia.com/global/apps/app/here-transit/****
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> Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.****
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> Thanks,****
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> *Dan Jackson*
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> Lead Architect****
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> Regional Transportation District****
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> 1560 Broadway Suite 610 Denver, CO 80202 | RTD MC: FAS-61****
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> 303.299-6132 (O) | 303.299.6197 (F) | 303.913.8185 (C)****
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> *From:* Trujillo, Lisa
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:07 PM
> *To:* Jackson, Dan
> *Subject:* Fwd: RTD's GIS Data in OpenStreetMap****
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> Dan can you answer this?****
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> Thanks!****
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> Lisa Trujillo****
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> RTD Acting Public Relations Manager****
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> 303-241-1235 ****
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> Sent from my iPhone****
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> Begin forwarded message:****
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>  *From:* Derek Kniffin <derek.kniffin at gmail.com>
> *Date:* August 26, 2013, 1:23:54 PM MDT
> *To:* "Trujillo, Lisa" <Lisa.Trujillo at rtd-denver.com>
> *Subject:* *RTD's GIS Data in OpenStreetMap*****
>
>  Hi,
>
> I'm pretty sure you're the wrong contact for my inquiry, but you were
> the closest I see to "tech support" on RTD's contact page, so feel free
> to redirect me to the right people, if necessary.
>
> I'm writing to inquire about the copyright limits of RTD's GIS data. I
> found a page where I can download the data
> (http://gis.rtd-denver.com/MapServer/datadownload.aspx) but it says that
> the data is copyrighted. What I'd like to do is import that GIS data
> into a service called OpenStreetMap (OSM for short). It's a free, open
> data source for world-wide maps, that is used for many other services
> such as Foursquare, MapQuest, and Craigslist. See http://osm.org and
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap for more details.
>
> Currently, there are many RTD stops and routes mapped in OSM, but
> nowhere near all of them. It'd be a great if RTD's source GIS data could
> be imported. However, the OSM data is licensed under the Open Database
> License (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ODBL), and so I will
> probably need to get a license for OSM to use RTD data.
>
> Just to be clear, I do not represent OSM. I am one individual inquiring
> about this information. If a larger discussion needs to be had, there
> are OSM foundations that I can contact to help me with that.
>
> Please let me know if it would be possible to get permission to use this
> data in OSM.
>
> Regards,
> Derek Kniffin****
>
>
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