[talk-au] Another illegal import in Western Australia

Andrew Davidson theswavu at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 10:17:01 UTC 2016


Given that:

1. Landgate sells licences to use its data

2. The personal license says "you are not permitted to, in any form, 
reproduce, distribute, commercialise or create derivative​ works of this 
data without Landgate’s prior written permission"

The chance that they would give you permission to put their data 
somewhere that bypasses this would be somewhere between Buckley's and 
fat. But hey, why not ask and prove me wrong.

Even if an organisation give you permission it still isn't a green light 
for you to dump whatever you like into OSM. You still should follow the 
Import Guidelines.

On 23/08/16 07:38, David Findlay wrote:
> Stupid question really. Is it possible to talk to the WA Govt and get
> official permission to use Landgate data? Or has that already been
> pursued? Thanks,
>
> David
>
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:37 AM Andrew Davidson <theswavu at gmail.com
> <mailto:theswavu at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     I've recently stumbled across another user
>     (http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/andy_88) who seems to be in the
>     process of importing a data set from Landgate.
>
>     Another user and I have left several changeset comments but so far
>     haven't received a reply.
>
>     I suspect that the easy availability of data and incompatible license
>     means that we need something like
>     http://osmcha-django-staging.tilestream.net/ for Australia so we can
>     catch these thing earlier.
>
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