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Is there a way to take an Extension License from another user in ArcMap/ArcCatalog?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and need a specific extension that's activated on another user's machine. Is there a script or other tool available to re-claim this license?
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How to cite Geospatial Data that has been edited?

I used data from the Ordnance Survey for some maps I created. License information for the Ordnance Survey says to cite OS data like this: Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database ...
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Question about licence

I would like to ask about the licence. This software is presented as "Open Source Geographic Information System". But it is free also for company? Can I use it for creation of commercial maps in my ...
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Problem Initializing License for ArcEngine application

I have written an ArcEngine application using vb.net and Visual Studio 2010. When I initially started the code, I indicated an ArcInfo license was available during the project setup. This worked ...
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How do I interpret ESRI Licensing options to correctly build a quote that matches my requirements? [closed]

I don't know why ESRI licensing is so complicated, has so many options, and is so very poorly explained. The cynic in me says this is to force any potential customer to start a conversation with a ...
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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Which registry key holds the license type in ArcGIS 10.x?

I'm unable to change my license type (ArcView, ArcEditor or ArcInfo) in ArcGIS 10.0 using the Desktop Administrator due to permissions restrictions. I'm trying to use the back-door method of changing ...
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What are OpenStreetMap license requirements?

We are planning to mix OpenStreetMap (OSM) layers with our own layers and afterwards to build an application which will perform common GIS tasks. Assuming we are allowed to mix our layer and OSM ...
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Can Quantum GIS (QGIS) be used behind a paywall or barrier page?

The company I work for is a pay-for-subscription news website. Is it legal to use Quantum GIS (QGIS) to host maps that would be only available on our site to paying subscribers? I'm having trouble ...
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ArcGIS License - ArcInfo level license set during python script execution vs via Desktop Administrator

We have an ArcInfo floating license available. Can I check out an ArcInfo level license via arcpy. Here, from the arcgis help, it says you can import a license level for stand-alone scripts. If a ...
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Can ESRI's File Geodatabase API be Redistributed?

ESRI's file geodatabase API can now be used with GDAL/OGR - http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_filegdb.html however each individual seems to have to login to ESRI and download the API files individually. For ...
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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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How can I tell what licensing level my ESRI GIS server is from client tools?

From client tools, like ArcCatalog, is there a way to know if the GIS server I am connecting to is running under a workgroup or enterprise license? Also, is it possible to tell if the edition is ...
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Which arcgis extensions do you find most useful? [closed]

Which arcgis extensions do you find most useful? The institution I work is trying out arcgis for the first time and they asked me to come up with a list of the most useful extensions available. ...
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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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Does the 'FLEXLM_TIMEOUT' environment variable work with ArcGIS 10 Desktop?

In earlier versions of ArcGIS, you could create/set the FLEXLM_TIMEOUT to a higher value for slower connections. I'm currently trying to troubleshoot a system (one where I have minimal control) with ...
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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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Blank extensions box in ArcMap 9.3

After a reinstall of ArcInfo 9.3 (which works fine for mapping etc), the box for all of my extensions is blank. I've checked, and they're all licensed in Desktop Administrator, but not showing at all ...
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OpenStreetMap content in commercial applications

I was considering the use of the OpenStreetMap API to retrieve vector features and combine them with other source data through a commercial tool. However, OpenStreetMap uses the Creative Commons ...
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Managing ArcGIS floating licenses

How do you manage your ArcGIS floating license pool? I have to field several calls a week, or sometimes a day, from staff wanting to be able to check out Spatial Analyst or ArcInfo but they can't ...
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ArcGIS Engine License Switch

Is it possible to change to a "higher-level" license after a license has already been checked out in ArcGIS Engine? Old posts in ESRI forums seem to indicate that this is not possible, but I'm ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 - Licensing by Core

I know awhile back they changed the licensing model to license by the core. So if you have one server license, and you want to install it on a four core server? Do you need four licenses to be ...
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No way to De-authorise ArcGIS Server? How to get license back?

At v10 of ArcGIS Server, from what I understand of the new license model, it is not possible to de-authorise ArcGIS Server (like you can with Desktop) Clients have visibility over their licences with ...
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What are the concerns with using Creative Commons licenses for spatial data?

As more people and organizations are realizing the importance and benefits of publishing their data under an 'open' license, people are looking for the best license to apply. Creative Commons CC ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images?

What can I and can I not do with the Google satellite images?