[talk-au] GNAF (address) data re-visited

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 07:32:47 UTC 2016

On 25 June 2016 at 13:35, cleary <osm at 97k.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry that I'm slow in picking up an old thread from about six months
> ago but I remain uncertain about the implications.
> As I understand the situation, the licence that accompanies the GNAF
> (address) data from data.gov.au is not itself adequate for OSM. However the
> data it is covered by the explicit permission to which Daniel O'Connor
> referred and which is clearly published in the OSM Wiki at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Attribution/data.gov.au_explicit_permission.
> Therefore it seems we are able to use the GNAF (address) data in OSM.
> Please correct me if I have misunderstood the issues in this discussion.

This isn't the only issue, but at a minimum there is an extra clause
in the GNAF license [1]

>The EULA terms are based on the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). However, an important restriction relating to the use of the open G-NAF for the sending of mail has been added.
>The open G-NAF data must not be used for the generation of an address or the compilation of an address for the sending of mail unless the user has verified that each address to be used for the sending of mail is capable of receiving mail by reference to a secondary source of information. Further information on this use restriction is available here.

I don't think the permission you point to waives this requirement.
Hence it's incompatible with being imported into OSM.

[1] https://data.gov.au/dataset/geocoded-national-address-file-g-naf

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