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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS 10.1 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to handle licenses when reinstalling ArcGIS 10.1 after computercrash?

In our student organisation we are having some issues with ArcGIS 10.1. When a computer crashes with ArcGIS 10.1 and with a valid student license for one year, is it possible to reinstall it after the ...
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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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ArcGIS License question: Any restrictions on calling arcpy from non-esri web service?

I recently saw some success calling a python geoprocessing script from Node.js. I was also thinking of using flask instead of an arcgis server geoprocessing service. Does anybody know if there are ...
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Google teardrop patented [closed]

We want to indicate a point on a map and like the idea of using a teardrop but it seems that google has the teardrop idea patented (http://www.google.com/patents/USD645052 ...
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ERROR 000824 while trying to run IsNull Method outside ArcGIS?

I am trying to perform IsNull function to a raster using PyScripter. This is the code I use: import arcpy import arcinfo InRaster = "C:\\data\InRaster" IsNullRa = "C:\\data\IsNullRa" ...
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License issues of Google Elevation API usage

I would like to use Google Elevation API in a non-profit scientific research (river floodplain relief study). I have looked through the documentation, but my poor English leaves me no chances to ...
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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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Distributing processed OpenStreetMap data legally? [closed]

I'm working on different hiking maps, based on OpenStreetMap data. I want to distribute them, but I'm not sure, if I'm allowed to do so. Would it be OK to lay them out at a park entrance and ...
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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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Mosaic tool not licensed?

I am very new to arcgis in general, and am having trouble stiching several rasters together. I know that the mosaic tool can do this, but when I try to create a new mosaic dataset I get the error ...
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MapInfo License Server - Can It Serve Multiple Versions of MapInfo

I have a MapInfo License Server Utility that serves 30+ MI v10.5 concurrent licenses across my organisation. v11.5 has now landed on my desk (with new serial numbers and access codes), so can I ...
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Can OpenGeo Suite be deployed in production environment (using WAR package) for free? [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to use OpenGeo Suite in production environment (using the WAR package) for free? Actually we are planning to deploy on a glassfish (alternatively Tomcat) container openGeo ...
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Arcobjects initializing license error

I have ArcObjects .NET code that is running on a machine with ArcGIS for Server 10.1. The application worked on the dev server. But when I moved to Test server, I am not able to initialize the ...