[Talk-us] New to lists and would like to suggest some imports

Michael Patrick geodesy99 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 05:57:57 UTC 2018

I just took a cursory sample of a couple 'mostly useful to OSM' the
Tennessee data, and me thinks their deployment isn't all that well thought
out. The collection appears to be a mix of Open, public, licensed for
certain uses, and joint licensing. For instance the Transportation / Roads
has the license in the metadata:

*"Use_Constraints: (C) 1984-2007 by Tele Atlas(R). All rights reserved.
This material is proprietary and the subject of copyright protection and
other intellectual property rights owned by or licensed to Tele Atlas(R)
and its affiliates. The use of this material is subject to the terms of a
license agreement. You will be held liable for any unauthorized copying or
disclosure of this material."*

Sometimes of the 'joint venture' data can be complicated. For instance, the
Puget Sound Lidar Commission data is totally open, but this an exception -
jurisdictions will usually get a huge price break for a survey if they only
use the data themselves and the vendor gets to sell it to anybody else.

This sometimes includes derivatives also - like the building footprints.
Sometimes individual counties reserve license on their contributions to a
statewide dataset.

Michael Patrick
geodesy99 at gmail.com
Data Ferret
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