[Freegis-list] Open Access to Geospatial Data

Brent Wood pcreso at pcreso.com
Wed Aug 24 20:49:03 CEST 2005


Have a look at the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) licence.

http://www.linz.govt.nz/docs/topography/topographicdata/topodtabase/licence_agreement_1.pdf

The data is pretty much freely redistributable.

Brent Wood


--- Reed Hedges <reed at interreality.org> wrote:

> 
> Simply applying the GPL or LGPL to geospatial data is valid. Consider the
> data 
> to be the "source code" which is interpreted by computer to display, analyze,
> whatever.
> 
> (See
> <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLOtherThanSoftware>)
> 
> 
> Here is the FSF's list of licenses:
> <http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html>
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 03:59:46PM +0200, Maurizio Trevisani wrote:
> > Coul'd you help me?
> > Where can I find samples of licence, similar tu the ones available for
> > open source software (GPL, MPL, and so on), for geospatial data?
> > Is there a site similar to http://www.opensource.org/licenses/index.php
> > specifically about geodata?
> > Thanks,
> > Maurizio Trevisani
> > 
> 
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