[talk-au] Use of mapconnect data in OSM

Ross info at 4x4falcon.com
Mon Apr 6 00:40:28 UTC 2015

With the current terms and conditions you need to have permission of the 
work owner to add it to the database.

Something that is licenced CC-BY-SA does not imply permission.

There have been numerous debates on this pre and post licence change in 2012

See here for an example of what has been done previously:



On 05/04/15 19:38, Warren wrote:
> Can someone in the know talk with me about mapconnect?
> http://mapconnect.ga.gov.au/MapConnect/index.jsp
> The licensing statement at 
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/legalcode
> and the human readable version seem to me to indicate that its use is 
> OK provided you give appropriate credit and show a link to the license.
> I was looking for a way to import National Park Boundaries into OSM.  
> The data is there but, lets face it the licensing issues are so 
> complex that I do not know if we are allowed.
> I have put a boundary around John Forrest National Park, just east of 
> Midland WA, ex an shp file from mapconnect.  Easily revertible.
> I would appreciate a response to the licensing issue and if the 
> boundary definition is OK.
> Thanks
> Warren
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