[Talk-ca] Crowdsourcing buildings with Statistics Canada

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 01:52:46 UTC 2017


So since it is the same license as the Feds which you have a letter of
interpretation saying its fine with the exception of the Ontario Privacy
laws does that mean the fed license is to be written off as well?

Pity as I like my bus stops and CANVEC highways.

Cheerio John

On 24 January 2017 at 20:38, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 1/21/2017 3:11 PM, Paul Norman wrote:
>
> On 1/20/2017 5:33 PM, john whelan wrote:
>
> Did you include permission for the bus stops as well? They are from the
> same source and the same licence.  I think I might have included one pitch
> sport soccer.  The pitch was mapped but the sport soccer was I must confess
> taken from their open data source.
>
>
> I kept it generic, not specifying a particular dataset. That way we'll
> have a final answer one way or the other and won't have to go back to them
> all the time.
>
>
> The initial answer was that the license would impose obligations on top of
> the ODbL, our distribution license. This would make the data incompatible.
>
> I have gotten back to them with some additional questions which might
> offer a way forwards and clarify the problems. If I can't get anywhere
> we'll have to decide what to do, but it will probably mean we can write off
> the City of Ottawa as a potential data source.
>
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