[talk-au] National Park & Marine Park boundaries

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Wed Dec 17 10:58:04 GMT 2008

On Wed, 17 Dec 2008, Matt White wrote:
> How are people mapping National Park (or state forest or other
> government mandated areas)? It seems that in a lot of cases, there is no
> way of actually doing an on the ground survey - a lot of the boundaries
> aren't marked, the areas can be massively inaccessible etc.
> Add to that things like marine park boundaries, or no fishing areas
> which are often defined on marine maps as just a set of GPS locations
> (and there is obviously no way of physically mapping those areas), and
> it seems there are a lot of things that we have to rely on getting the
> data from other sources for.(I include marine park/no fishing areas as
> my partners father asked about it - I see no good reason why such
> features couldn't be added to OSM)
> Question is: is it legit to use park/forest boundaries taken from
> government sources? If not, how on earth are we going to solve this
> little problem?
> Matt
My significant other is trying to obtain national park data as defined lat and 
long co-ordinates.
I think that putting points in on co-ordinates which are defined does not 
infringe anyone's copyright.

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