[OSM-talk] FCC public documents license and submarine cables mapping

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Sun Apr 14 05:39:02 UTC 2019


The linked document was filed by GN's attorneys, submitted to the FCC, not
authored by the FCC. That said, the level of detail on the map is so small
that I personally would deem any copying de minimus.

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 11:30 PM Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
wrote:

>
> François,
> The US FCC should be public domain unless otherwise indicated.
>
> Best,
> Clifford
>
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 7:48 AM François Lacombe <
> fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Google is currently rolling out several submarine telecommunication cable
>> systems and Amercian FCC actually publishes application documents
>> describing them.
>>
>> Such one regards the Dunant system between Virginia Beach and
>> Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in France
>> https://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=1650796
>>
>> As the application document shows maps of landings and global Atlantic
>> Ocean route, I'm technically able to add it to OSM as several other
>> submarine systems already exists there.
>>
>> Are you aware of license issues regarding FCC documents which would
>> prevent us to take data from them?
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> François
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