[OSM-talk] USGS Topo maps

Ian ian.dees at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 13:44:26 GMT 2011

On Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:56:44 PM UTC-6, Taru Ani wrote:
> I am sure this has already been discussed, but I couldn't find definitive 
> reference to it on the forums: USGS topo maps are in the public domain (
> http://www.usgs.gov/laws/info_policies.html), but must give credit to the 
> USGS. Does this mean that we can use information on these maps (primarily 
> feature names) and state the source as "U.S. Geological Survey"?

FYI: Most of the information present on USGS Topo Maps should already be 
present on the map due to an import of the GNIS dataset a couple years ago.
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