[Imports] Sitka, AK, USA buildings import

James james2432 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 22:07:44 UTC 2016

The wiki says it's public domain:
This data is in the public domain.

If I remember correctly USA gov cant copyright geo information, so it
releases it under public domain.

But when you go on the mainstreetmap website there's this disclaimer that

This Geographic Information System (GIS) browser provides access to
geographic and tax record information currently maintained by the City &
Borough of Sitka, Alaska for individual parcels of property. The maps and
data are for illustration purposes and should not be used for making
financial or other commitments. The data contained herein are a matter of
public record. These maps are not designed or intended to be used as a
substitute for an accurate field survey, as performed by a Registered Land

The City & Borough of Sitka, Alaska and MainStreetGIS, LLC assume no
responsibility for errors or omissions. In no event shall the City &
Borough of Sitka, Alaska or MainStreetGIS, LLC become liable to users of
these maps, or any other party, for any loss or direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to time,
money, or goodwill, arising from the use or modification of the maps.

On Dec 19, 2016 4:59 PM, "Clifford Snow" <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> Joshua,
> Nice import plan. Can you provide more information on the licensing from
> Alaska. I couldn't find any reference to how the data was licensed.
> Thanks,
> Clifford
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 8:49 PM, Joshua Houston <joshuahouston at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sitka, AK buildings import is ready to be reviewed. I first began this
>> project with only building footprints, I've now followed it through to add
>> address data, elevation & height data, and data from the existing OSM tags.
>> Here is the wikipedia page and I've also added it to the import
>> catalogue. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Sitka,_AK/Buildings_Import
>> Thank you!
>> Joshua Houston (Jfact0ry)
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