[Imports] Marin County data license

Daniel O'Connor daniel.oconnor at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 05:14:41 UTC 2014

A wiki entry describing the data, the import, etc and the attributions may
be sufficient.

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Nathan Mixter <nmixter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The County of Marin in California has buildings and addresses available to
> download from their website. The data appears to be high quality and covers
> the whole county. It would be great to be able to conflate the two files,
> merging the points and areas that have a direct one-to-one relationship.
> The website doesn't have anything specific about the license. It just has
> vague disclaimer info - county cannot be held liable ...blah blah blah. I
> contacted them to ask if the data was public domain and if it could be used
> in OSM. This is their response:
> "You may download public domain data from the MarinMap GIS data download
> site.
> You do not need a license to use public domain data.
> You may acknowledge “MarinMap” as the original source, but you MUST state
> that MarinMap has no responsibility or warranty regarding data after they
> have entered the public domain.
> You may use the legalese from the disclaimer web page to facilitate
> writing a disclaimer.
> URL of the disclaimer page:
> http://www.marinmap.org/dnn/Pages/LegalNoticeDisclaimer.aspx"
> <http://www.marinmap.org/dnn/Pages/LegalNoticeDisclaimer.aspx>
> Since the data is public domain, is there any way to accommodate their
> request to include the disclaimer? There have been other imports that have
> had this requirement I think and included it on the wiki or someplace
> similar. Can it be included on the changeset tag somewhere?
> Anyone had any experience with this type of data? Any ideas on how to make
> it work?
> Thanks,
> Nathan Mixter
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