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Distributing processed SRTM data legally?

I'm working on different maps, based on SRTM data. The goal is to lay out the maps at a park entrance against a little money for the printing and my personal costs. The SRTM 4 data from CGIAR I ...
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Does a Google Earth Pro licence allow you to export geo-referenced satellite images for use in other GIS software?

I'm considering purchasing Google Earth Pro so that I can use satellite images in commercial reports. I wasted my trial period however, and I don't know whether I can export geo-referenced images ...
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Patents in GeoSpatial software: impact on practices? [closed]

I've seen on twitter a tweet saying: Palantir has done well turning chapters of intro computational geometry, GIS, and ontology textbooks into patents: Looking into the results, my main ...
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Can FME Desktop (node-locked) be installed on an Amazon EC2 or VPC instance?

I did do some searching in the FME help and the legal notices, but I'm not getting any hits (probably due to vocabulary). Are there any legal restrictions for FME Desktop that would prevent me from ...
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What countries allow commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery?

Currently the US government forbids commercial use of drones to collect aerial imagery. The FAA is supposedly reviewing this to determine what sorts of restrictions are needed to allow this to happen ...
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Is the term “Quantum GIS” trademarked?

We need to link to Quantum GIS on a major official website. My legal department asks me if "Quantum GIS" is trademarked. Is it? Thanks -- Alex
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How is the legal situation for edited maps?

I am currently working on a commercial GIS project and have a lot of uncertainties regarding legal situations and terms of use for different maps. For example, the data of eurostat does not allow a ...
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Do any maps exist that allow me to get lat/lng from a point with no derivative-licensing issues?

I need a map I can display that lets the user click on a point then returns the Lat and Lng. EDIT TO CLARIFY @Igor: Yes, the user is clicking a specific feature on the map so I guess it would ...
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Printing maps from OpenLayers with a Google Maps base layer

I need to implement an automatic pdf report generator on a web site. In the generated pdf file I need to insert images from maps extracted from OpenLayers with a Google Map base layer. On top of ...
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Providing warnings and accuracy features on map for legal reasons - Essential?

I work in a big corporation and one of my many responsibilities is making maps for field-workers. I usually make them very basic maps, as they know what infrastructure to look for, they just need the ...
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MapQuest License

I read the license of Geodata provider (facebook, foursquare...) but I don't understand what it means: LICENSE FROM YOU TO MAPQUEST. If you upload any data, feedback, ideas, suggestions, ...
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Using ArcGIS Online Base Maps without Esri Software?

Since the end of January 2011: "ArcGIS Online map services are available at no cost regardless of use." - http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/standard-maps.html However, the ...
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Legal Issues Concerning Intellectual Property

I'd like your opinion: When the GIS Analyst leaves his job (not that I'm in this position, thank god), is he allowed legally to take with him odds and bits he collected or made during his work (small ...
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Legal issues with tracing a map from an image

Client "A" provided a paper copy map of certain routes. The owner of the map (map creator) wants to sell the SHP file Looking at the map, I figure it'll take me an hour tops to digitize the thing ...