[Imports] [Imports-us] Address Data Import for Fulton County, Georgia

Saikrishna Arcot saiarcot895 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 14:54:35 UTC 2014

See below regarding usage of Fulton County data.

Since the use constraints (which is actually only on the download page,
I think) have the standard disclaimer, there's no special statement
required, correct?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	RE: Import of Building Footprints and Tax Parcels into
Date: 	Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:20:23 -0500
From: 	Williams, Steve <Steve.Williams at fultoncountyga.gov>
To: 	Saikrishna Arcot <saiarcot895 at gmail.com>



Fulton County has no objections to the incorporation of our publicly
distributed data into OpenStreetMap.  The metadata associated with the
data states that there are no use constraints other than the requirement
to read and understand the  liability statement. 


Do you need a separate statement for each dataset?  I'm not sure what
you mean by a "public" statement.


If you feel you are able to use our data, I can ensure that you get the
latest version of each dataset.  We also have address points data which
is more comprehensive then the address that appear in the parcel data,
but you can use either.




Steve Williams

Interim CIO/Director

Department of Information Technology

Fulton County Government

141 Pryor Street SW, Suite 8022

Atlanta, GA 30303







*From:*Saikrishna Arcot [mailto:saiarcot895 at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Thursday, January 09, 2014 4:49 PM
*To:* Williams, Steve
*Subject:* Import of Building Footprints and Tax Parcels into OpenStreetMap



My name is Saikrishna Arcot.  I am a contributor to the OpenStreetMap
project, a collaborative open project to create a global geodata set
freely usable by anyone. I'm currently working to import the 2006
Driveway Access data
<https://data.georgiaspatial.org/index.asp?body=preview&dataId=41524> in
the Georgia State GIS Clearinghouse into OpenStreetMap to add address
data. The OpenStreetMap community noticed that there is a 2011 version
of a building footprints and a 2013 version of tax parcel data available
through the Fulton County Geoportal website.

It would be extremely beneficial to import the building footprint data
and the tax parcel data into OpenStreetMap, so that there would be
address data spatially joined with the building footprints and be of
more value to users than having just the address data.

To import this data into OpenStreetMap, either the data has to be in a
license that is compatible with the Open Database License
<http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/> or explicit permission
has to be provided to allow the use of the data in OpenStreetMap. I was
unable to determine what license, if any, the data is under, which is
why I'm writing to you. If the data is in a license that isn't
compatible with the Open Database License, is it possible to provide a
public statement that the data can be used in OpenStreetMap? Such a
statement could look like the following:

"The #ORGANISATION# has no objections to geodata derived in part from
#DATASET# being incorporated into the OpenStreetMap project geodata
database and released under a free and open license."

For reference, here are some facts about OpenStreetMap:

  * The OpenStreetMap project currently has over 750,000 registered
    contributors worldwide. Our main website is http://www.openstreetmap.org
  * We are mandated to make our geodata available in perpetuity under a
    free and open license. We are not allowed to use a commercial
    license, but commercial organizations are allowed to use our data
    under similar terms.
  * Our data is currently published under the Open Database License 1.0
  * Most of our geodata is contributed by individuals. However, we are
    very grateful when able to incorporate or derive from other geodata
    datasets where license terms are compatible.
  * We formally attribute all such sources at
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Attribution, using any specific
    wording if you request. We also try to provide a link to this page
    with any extract of data from our database. However, for reasons of
    practicality, we do not require end-users to repeat such attribution
    since it runs into hundreds.
  * We also keep a public track of third party data use at
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue and usually have
    a project page for each dataset, describing how we use it and
    whether there are any license restrictions to be aware of.
  * If you have any specific legal questions, the OpenStreetMap
    Foundation's License Working Group can be reached at
    legal at osmfoundation.org <mailto:legal at osmfoundation.org> and will be
    glad to help.

Thank you.


Saikrishna Arcot

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