[talk-au] Use of Gold Coast Council info?

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 07:10:09 UTC 2016

G'day all

Been mapping on & off for a few years now but have recently got into it
more actively due to having more time available.

Mainly working around the Gold Coast / SEQ but occasionally further afield
as well.

Have only just found the talk list & forum, & have read quite a few threads
re copyright & use of Govt data, so a question to all you knowledgable
folk! :-)

Gold Coast City Council have (fairly) recently set up an online city plan:
http://cityplanmaps.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/CityPlan/, which shows planning
zones etc as well as street names.

As part of the terms & conditions it includes this for copyright:

"2.0 Copyright

Council owns or is licensed to exercise copyright and all other
intellectual property rights to material on this website.

You may reproduce the contents of this website in your web browser (and in
any cache file produced by your web browser) for the sole purpose of
viewing the content.

You accept that your use of interactive mapping is limited to your own
personal use or for use in the ordinary course of your business. You must
not on-sell or distribute interactive mapping information for reward or
otherwise to any other third party, nor produce any hardcopy products
incorporating the information for commercial use."

Full T&C if anyone wants to check anything:

I'm guessing that we can't make use of that plan info because of "You must
not on-sell or distribute interactive mapping information for reward or
otherwise to any other third party"?

They also have a Park Finder page which let's you search for park names,
facilities, sports & so on:

It's disclaimer & copyright page:
http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/disclaimer-and-copyright.html, says:

"Works and subject matter other than works, including pages, documents,
online graphics, audio and video are protected by the *Copyright Act 1968* as
amended. All rights, including moral rights, are reserved.

When you access the site, you agree to:

   - use the material on the site only for personal or educational
   information purposes and not for any other purpose
   - include the copyright notice in any copy you make
   - not modify information found in Council materials, attribute it
   as Council material, and then present it as Council material without prior
   written permission."

So, how about that one, can we use it?

Has anybody ever dealt with GCCC re access to their data? Any luck?

May be a letter to the CEO asking for permission!

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