[OSM-talk] NZ LINZ data import and attribution

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Tue Feb 3 14:09:19 GMT 2009

Joe Richards wrote:

> It appears to be hanging on a minor technicality, ie attribution of the datasource.  Since this is potentially a huge advance for New Zealand mapping, what is exactly the sticking point, ie do LINZ really require a notification on the map while being browsed?  Or is just having the attribution on a message somewhere (e.g. a wiki page, or even a link to that page as an attribute on each node/way etc)?  The distinction is fairly important here, since attributions are common elsewhere too.  For example there is a Berkley University attribution tucked away in all copies of Windows to acknowledg the use of the TCP/IP stack.

The big problem with all these data sets that require attribution is not 
adding the attribution (though that may be an issue if it needs to be 
recorded on each object we derive from it) but making sure that nobody 
deletes that attribution in the future.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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