[Talk-us] Fwd: State Park Boundary shp file

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Jan 21 21:32:24 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> Would it be possible to get some advice on how to best submit this form
> for the outlines Oklahoma's state parks?  I'm not quite sure where "using
> the public record to assist in contributing to OpenStreetMap" lies on the
> binary option "personal" or "commercial" use, and ODRT basically said, "You
> want to know where the state park boundaries are?  File a FOIA Request..."
>  Who says red states favor small government? /s

Filling out the form I would definitely indicate commercial use, but that
could still lead to licensing issues.

I ran into the same thing in Arizona, give me money and we'll give you
data. I did a survey [1] of Washington County's, most have portals to
download GIS data, but some are like Oklahoma, no way they'll let you have
the data you paid for. (I'll let you guess how they vote.)

We all picture Oklahoma as a big open prairie, but having been there I know
that's not true. It's unlikely a mapper could take a gps device to the
perceived edges of parks to map them. Is it worth considering applying for
a grant to obtain the data? Park boundaries are not like roads which can
easily be added from a survey. Formally requesting them using grant money
could help getting the correct licensing for import into OSM. Otherwise,
there could be licensing problems.



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