[Imports] Sitka, AK, USA buildings import

James james2432 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 02:35:39 UTC 2016

This definitely takes care of the licensing then.

On Dec 19, 2016 9:00 PM, "Joshua Houston" <joshuahouston at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi thank you for your replies,
> MainStreetGIS hosts the City's data and updates parcel data as the city
> sends them sub-divides, plats and address records. The 2012 aerial (the one
> I've referenced) is not a MainStreetGIS product, it is owned by the City
> and paid for by public funds. The building footprints were also not created
> by MainStreetGIS,  they were created by me, a City employee.
> The City has approved sharing data via the State's Department of
> Geological and Geophysical Surveys. It is where you can find LiDAR
> information and many aerials that the city owns. http://dggs.alaska.gov/
> file_transfer/CityOfSitka_data/
> I work in Public Works department. Many times the public will ask me for
> imagery and I'm allowed to give it to them. The city engineer always says
> the aerials were paid for with public funds so they are available to the
> public. We just don't have a data portal to make them publicly downloadable
> because there isn't a real benefit we see for doing that.
> Thanks I hope this helps
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 1:07 PM, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> popsup:
>> 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
>> Surveyor.
>> 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/Bui
>>>> ldings_Import
>>>> Thank you!
>>>> Joshua Houston (Jfact0ry)
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