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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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Can 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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No way to De-authorise ArcGIS Server and regain license?

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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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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Can I sell maps to third parties if I have Google Earth Pro License?

Not sure if this question is suitable for SE but I can't find answers anywhere else. I work as a GIS Analyst for a mining company that has its own GEPro license. As part of my job, I make PDF maps, ...
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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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Why is using Bing Maps with QGIS free but not with ArcGIS?

Since the end of 2013 a free use of Bing Maps in ArcGIS is no longer possible. You have to obtain a Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft. In QGIS (with OpenLayers plugin) it is possible to use Bing ...
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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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How to set ArcGIS for Desktop license to lower level for testing whether Python script still runs?

I have a Python script that will need to be given to a client. We are currently evaluating what license level the client will need in order to run the script for their software acquisition purposes. ...
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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 the OpenGeo Community Edition be used in a commercial project?

I would like to know if the Community edition of OpenGeo Suite can be used in a commercial project? And, if so, what are the conditions of use for the Community edition?
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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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How do I find license number for ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a machine with ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0 installed on it. I need to find out which license it's using. The machine is single use ArcEditor and was authorized online. How can I find what the ...
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How can I retrieve a list of the most used GIS software?

I would like to know how many user use a GIS software and compile a list of the most used GIS software. I thought to use the download counter of the sites but this is quite inaccurate how can I ...
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ArcGIS ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed in arcpy

I try to run the Zonal Statistic as a Table through arcpy and it gives me: ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed. Here is the doc for the function: ...
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Bing Authorization interrupts arcpy script

I made this happy little arcpy script to fix some data source problems: print "Hi, I will fix find and replace file path sections on your behalf. \nGive me a moment to just count the number of MXDs ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Administrator Licenses

How can I find number of Licences in ArcGIS Administrator from arcobjects or any files?
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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?
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Can I publish a Bing map from OpenLayer Plugin in my thesis?

I have QuantumGIS 1.8.0. I made a map that I'd like to use in my thesis. I made it using Bing road layer map. I found it in open layers plugin. Do I have the rights to publish the map as a part of my ...
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Does ArcSDE require Oracle Spatial rather than Oracle Locator licensing for any functionality when working with SDO_GEOMETRY?

I'm looking for specific information on whether the ESRI suite requires Oracle Spatial for any of the functionality, or if Locator is always sufficient for working with SDO_GEOMETRY objects? Do you ...
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How many geodatabases per ArcGIS Server license?

I need to create and authorize a new ESRI ArcGIS enterprise geodatabase. Our organization has an existing ArcGIS Server license that has already authorized one ESRI ArcGIS enterprise geodatabase. Will ...
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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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What are license options to share and distribute ArcGIS ModelBuilder toolkit?

Do you have expertise or experience to share on what software license can be used to share a model created in ArcGIS ModelBuilder to ensure that it is free to use, or used for non commercial purposes. ...
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Google maps and Ordnance Survey derived data licence restrictions

Current Status: You can't use data derived from restricted licence OS data with Google Maps. There's been an on-going question about whether it is legal to display data derived from Ordnance Survey ...
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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Pro 1 year home use says I'm not authorized

I just downloaded and installed the ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcGIS Pro 1 year home use. ArcGIS 10.3 is working fine. However, I have to sign into esri online when I initiate ArcGIS Pro. When I sign in using ...
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 without losing ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Student Version License?

I have Arc GIS installed in my windows 7 with 1 year license key student version.I have recently installed licensed Arc GIS 1 month ago.Now i want to update my laptop to windows 8. Now after ...
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Esri ArcGIS Server Maintenance

I am looking at our quote from Esri and am not sure on the difference between two items on the quote. They are: ArcGIS for Server Workgroup Standard One Core Additional Migrated Maintenance Start ...
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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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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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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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Using Non-commercial license of ArcGIS for Desktop to undertake Proof of Concept? [closed]

in our company we are using QGIS for any GIS related analyses. However I really want my boss to invest in ArcGIS because I believe its a lot more functional and stable than OpenSource solutions. ...
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Can we use EDN licensed products instead of purchasing full fledged Licenses?

I am planning to start a business in Turkey and I need GIS softwares of course. At this moment, ArcGIS seems to be most convenient software option to me. I'm wondering if I need the EDN License for ...
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About google map licensing

We are having a client which is looking to develop a service provider directory , which will be provided free of cost to end users nothing commercial for end users they can use it with out any ...
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What product does “EDN ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced” key unlock?

I have a key to unlock something called "EDN ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced" I tried to unlock ArcEditor with the key - seemed like the obvious choice, but that didn't work. The key starts with first ...
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Update license for enterprise geodatabase with GP/Python?

I am attaching dozens of database files to a SQL Server instance and then I have to run sdesetup command to update the geodatabase license by pointing to my ArcGIS Server license. I am trying to find ...
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Is the FME Extension for ArcGIS required in order to use arcpy scripts in FME?

Is the FME Extension for ArcGIS required in order to use arcpy scripts in FME? I dont think it is but when i run a simple startup/shutdown script in FME I am getting these error messages. This ...
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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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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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Active Directory AND integrated user store on ArcGIS Server 10.2

We have one License for ArcGIS Server 10.2. We need to publish Services for internal use with Active Directory authentication and for external use (internet) with username/password authentication. ...
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Can Spatial Analyst extension be used with ArcGIS Server Standard?

I have a model written in ModelBuilder that uses a number of tools in Spatial Analyst extension, e.g. Raster Calculator and Focal Statistics, etc. It runs perfectly with ArcMap. Can I publish it on ...
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How to check if an ArcGIS extension has already been checked out manually in arcpy?

I've written a python script that uses a Spatial Analyst function and hence requires the Spatial Analyst extension to be enabled. I would like to be able to check out the extension only if it hasn't ...
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Binding to ArcGIS for server

I am building a stand alone .NET applications using ArcObjects. I want to run it on the server, where I have ArcGIS for Server. I am trying to bind the license at runtime to the ArcGIS server ...
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Account could not be used to sign in because it is not authorized to use ArcGIS Pro?

Yesterday afternoon (Friday), I renewed my Maintenance of ArcGIS for Desktop so that I could download and run ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop and ArcGIS Pro 1.0. Being in Australia, I was hoping that the ...