[Imports] [Talk-us] Dakota County, MN Building Import

joe.sapletal at charter.net joe.sapletal at charter.net
Thu Apr 6 17:11:34 UTC 2017

On that page, it states Dakota County encourages public use of this GIS data.  “The County Board of Commissioners adopted a policy of free and open GIS data, in collaboration with the other six metropolitan counties in the Twin Cities.  More information on this initiative is available from MetroGIS. “  The page that in links to is the hub for all this licensing stuff.  In the documents it defines Open as “no legal agreements or other conditional encumbrances required to access the data” and “no constrain on the use of the data once acquired by the user”.

Do they have to explicitly say CT/ODbl on the website or does it suffice they link to the policy created by all counties in the  metro that says, free take it, no contraints?


From: Greg Troxel
Sent: Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:42 AM
To: joe.sapletal at charter.net
Cc: Rory McCann; imports at openstreetmap.org; talk-us at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Dakota County, MN Building Import

<joe.sapletal at charter.net> writes:

> Free and Open.  Dakota County encourages the use of its published data
> and supports it being added to OSM.  They are aware of the project and
> do not object.

That's great to hear.  Can you ask them to update their website to make
permission to copy and incorporate clear, without any additional
requirements, so that it's compatible with the CT/ODbL?

The terms quoted by Rory and incompatible with OSM.

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