[Talk-us] Rail westerly (Dave Mansfield)

Michael Patrick geodesy99 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 21:55:01 UTC 2015

> What I'm not quite sure about are federal records such as FRA records (as
I believe Oak Ridge data are).  These would be covered under, say, a FOIA
request, and so are quite similar to the same nexus argument as state
records, only under federal law, not state law.

Generally, I have had very good experience with the National Labs and other
Federal Agencies by simply emailing them, explaing what OSM is, with a link
to the ODBL, and asking for a clarification. Depending on the data
consortium ( government / academic / commercial ), this may or may not be
possible. For instance Landscan ORNL is 'proprietary'.

Just a note dealing with projections: There is a great service at
I just pasted the '.prj' information into a text file with a 'prj
extension, uploaded it, and it gave me the equivalent ( or closest guess)
EPSG code. Then assign that CRS to the layer in QGIS ( or other GIS
software of choice).

Michael Patrick
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