[talk-au] Vicmap data released on data.gov.au

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Jul 8 00:28:03 UTC 2013

> From: Nyall Dawson [mailto:nyall.dawson at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2013 4:27 PM
> To: talk-au at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: [talk-au] Vicmap data released on data.gov.au
> Hi all,
> I'm not sure if this has been raised yet, but in the last week the
> entire VicMap dataset was released on data.vic.gov.au under a CC-
> Attribution 3.0 license. This includes the entire address [1], roads
> [2], parcel boundaries [3], and administration boundaries [4] for
> Victoria. I gather by
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Attribution/data.gov.au_explicit_perm
> ission
> that we're OK to use data from data.gov.au for OSM.
> Does anyone know if this is still the case, and if so, how we could go
> about getting this data into osm? I'm willing to do any hard work
> required, but don't want to duplicate effort and first want to see if
> there's already any ongoing discussion about this data release.

All we need from them is a statement that "a notice associated with the
Produced Work reasonably calculated to make any Person that uses, views,
accesses, interacts with, or is otherwise exposed to the Produced Work aware
that Content was obtained from the Database, Derivative Database, or the
Database as part of a Collective Database, and that it is available under
this License" (ODbL 4.3) meets the requirements of a notice "reasonable to
the medium".

Basically, that the attribution required by the ODbL is enough. Some cities
have viewed CC BY's " reasonable to the medium" to mean every data source
needs to be credited directly on a web map.

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