[Talk-us] USGS imagery (was: Changeset 5393406)

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Fri Aug 13 08:57:21 BST 2010

At 2010-08-12 22:08, Eric Wolf wrote:
>I'll dig around a little... personally, I'm wary of using the Terraserver 
>imagery unless there has been a specific license granted to OSM to use it. 
>Even though they are technically just "hosting" public domain data, the 
>nature of public domain is that they can claim copyright over it within 
>the context of their hosting service (just as people can print it in a 
>book and claim copyright on the book).

When I first started using it, I found somewhere on their site a clear 
statement that it was public domain and free to use. Not that I wouldn't 
mind getting it direct from USGS, since availability and performance has 
been spotty, but I couldn't find it anywhere else.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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