[OSM-legal-talk] Review of IndianaMap as potential datasource

Luis Villa lvilla at wikimedia.org
Fri Apr 18 19:07:38 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Mike Dupont <
jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:

> the wikipedia has a nice otrs system, I supposed you could use it
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:OTRS
> so let them sign something that allows the data to be used by wikipedia
> and that should cover osm as well.

I'm not aware of data donations being made through OTRS. Not impossible to
do, of course, but it would have to be done carefully if it were actually
going to be useful for both Wikidata and OSM (given the licensing

Lydia, do you know of any cases where contributions have been made through
OTRS to Wikidata?

[I thought OSM already had a procedure for this, but I couldn't find it, so
I thought I'd reply to clarify that our process may or may not be enough.]


> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM, Eric Jiang <eric at doublemap.com> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I am interested in better data for Indiana, USA, and would like to
>> have someone else double-check that there are no legal/policy issues
>> with using GIS data from IndianaMap[1] in OSM. I talked to one of
>> their employees over the phone, and he said that the data is
>> completely public, with no usage or attribution requirements or
>> restrictions, and specifically confirmed that using it in OSM is OK.
>> Terms on the metadata for what I'm interested in seem to say the
>> same[2].
>> Basically, I want to get a confirmation from more experienced OSM
>> contributors before I explore the feasibility of importing any of this
>> data. There might be general issues that I'm not aware of yet.
>> [1] http://www.indianamap.org/resources.php
>> [2]
>> http://maps.indiana.edu/metadata/Reference/Land_Parcels_County_IDHS.html
>> Thanks!
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