[Talk-us] GeoNames & Wikimapia Data Use

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 00:02:42 UTC 2014


For GeoNames it might be best to go to the original sources (listed at the
bottom of (1))

(1) - http://www.geonames.org/about.html

Mike

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:56 PM, Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Seems to me we are free to use the data in GeoNames(1) It's under
> Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License(2) My only concern with the data
> and this is the same for Wikimapia(3) is the imagery used in the
> background. It happens to be google maps. Both maps derived their data from
> google maps imagery which makes this whole thing murky. All i can find for
> Wikimapia (4) - (5)
>
> (1) - http://www.geonames.org/about.html
> (2) - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
> (3) - http://wikimapia.org/
> (4) -
> http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=33.580600&lon=-112.237400&z=12&m=b&show=/terms_reference.html
> (5) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiMapia#Licensing
>
> *Regards,*
>
> *Hans*
>
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