[OSM-talk] OSDM data source

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 08:02:03 BST 2007

Oh well (it looked to good to be true), I'll spend my time on gps based
which will be more productive.


On 7/16/07, Ian Sergeant <isergean at hih.com.au> wrote:
> "Franc Carter" <franc.carter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I followed a chain of links from the 'possible data sources' and
> > found an Australian
> > Government web site where it's possible to download various bit of
> > geospatial data.
> > The license (attached) seems to grant the right to do pretty much
> > anything with it, as
> > long as you acknowledge the source (legalese melts my brain, so I'd
> > really appreciate
> > soneone double checking it).
> This GA data is the base vector dataset for a 100K scale map NATMAP.  I've
> tried using this for navigation, and the accuracy is lacking at a
> road/track level scale.  It may be useful for knowing what area you are
> in,
> but rarely for knowing what road you are on.  This is apparent if you
> overlay the data with the current OSM data.
> It also only contains major roads, and many of these have been more
> accurately mapped in OSM already anyway.
> Still, it may be useful for things like national park boundaries, and a
> first pass at features such as rivers etc in remote areas.
> I also think the licence requirement for tracking derivatives and changes
> to the terms and conditions of the agreement, while not technically
> difficult or onerous, are probably incompatible with CC-SA.
> Ian.
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