[Talk-GB] Fwd: ANNOUNCING GB1900 -- Online volunteers needed to build the most comprehensive gazetteer of British place names

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Sat Sep 24 14:53:57 UTC 2016

On 23/09/16 19:15, SK53 wrote:

> I'd be very interested in this providing it has a decent licence. AFAIK
> Vision of Britain has a restrictive licence which means that I have
> spent some time recreating small parts of their data on OHM (e.g.,
> London Boroughs of the LCC). There's still a tendency for academia to
> choose Non-commercial licences, which means local historians still need
> permission to use the data in their, typically, modestly priced
> publications. Of course just like Google & OSM, the sceptre of
> ancestry.com <http://ancestry.com> probably affects the licence model.

Yes I was just saying earlier today at SotM that I'd dearly love to get 
hold of the historical boundary data that Vision of Britain has but 
chooses for some reason only to make available to people with an 
academic affiliation....


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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