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

Paul Paul.bivand at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Sep 24 15:01:54 UTC 2016

Hi all

You may notice that this project comes from the same teaM AS vision of 
Britain, so maybe lessons have been learned. Also OS were involved in 
Vision of Britain when they hadn't heard of open licences, before they 
fought openness.


On Saturday, 24 September 2016 15:53:57 BST, Tom Hughes wrote:
> 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

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