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The phrase, "Quantum GIS", is not found in the US Trademark electronic search. Trademark status is not mentioned on the Quantum GIS website, nor is, a trademark symbol nor statement used in the documentation. The OSGeo website does have two trademark-related pages, but they only mention various OSGeo and FOSS trademarks. You might check the archives of ...


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Their wiki discusses how to cite the software Cite the QGIS project in general Quantum GIS Development Team, <YEAR>. Quantum GIS Geographic Information System. Open Source Geospatial Foundation Project. http://qgis.osgeo.org


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It depends on what the intellectual property policies are - usually they're pretty unambiguous - all the work done while in the employ of company "A" are the property of company "A", regardless of any copyright notices (or lack thereof) in the source files. No policies (probably) means that it's whatever state law says it might be, if it's even addressed ...


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A. What is the cost of the shapefile of the route solution? This is the result of an analysis and thus time and energy invested by the map creator, for which s/he wants payment for. B. What is the cost for you to repeat that analysis? Thus creating an independent solution, for which you/client have the right to determine use constraints etc. Have your ...


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UK permits 192 Private Companies [eg EDF], Government Agencies including Police and even the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] In the last two years the CAA has required anyone who wants to fly a small UAV in British airspace to apply for permission. The aircraft must weigh less than 20kg and operators have to abide by certain rules. These ...


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Generally when an organisation says that their data may not be used commercially they really mean that it cannot be used commercially without payment for some type of licence. ESA will probably have bought a licence from eurostat that allows them to publish and make available product CONSTRUCTED FROM the eurostat data BUT NOT CONTAINING ALL THE ORIGINAL ...


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Your first quote says that you can use the map at no cost. The web mapping api's in my opinion are the querying, identifying, and other services that are available through api calls to a hosted mxd in the AGS. It's my opinion that if you just want to display a base map then you are fine. i'm not a lawyer.


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Herb's answer generally tracks with how I understand it. As an extension, anything developed by a consulting company for a customer belongs to the customer that funded the work so, in this case, the employee's work doesn't even really belong to the employer. It is also true that this stuff is very hard to prove and is generally left alone but, if the ...


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I don't know about Canada but in the UK this would fall under "derived work" and is a problem. The original copyright holder can (and in the case of the OS did) sue people for tracing (or digitizing) data from their maps. At one point they held that any two points in the OS National Grid coordinates belonged to them.


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It's certainly possible to run Desktop on a virtual machine (whether or not it's in the cloud) and we run it on Amazon machines for all of our online training courses. To quote the installation and licensing manual: FME Desktop can be run on the following virtual platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) VMware virtual machines ...


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No, you may not. Google does not own the imagery they display in Google Earth, and so cannot give anyone else a licence to use that imagery for any purpose other than screenshots - which may be used unaltered in commercial reports or presentations: i.e. single, static, ungeoreferenced images retaining full attribution to Google and its suppliers. You do not ...


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Can I use the Google Earth imagery in my presentations, reports, website, etc.? Once you license Google Earth Pro, you can use Google Earth Pro images and data for marketing purposes as long as this data is not sold to any third parties. Additionally, the images must retain their copyright and source information. Images and videos used in on-air ...


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Can be a grey area... 10.1.2 Restrictions against Commercial Use. (a) No Fees. You must not charge users or any other third party any fee for the use of the Maps API Implementation, the Service, or the Content, except as permitted under Section 9.1.2 (Exceptions). (b) No Direct Marketing. You must not print more than 5,000 copies of sales collateral ...


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I did this way... http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2011/02/embed-arcgis-online-maps-for-free.html Though this got more backlash from OSMers (OpenStreetMappers) because ESRI do not attribute OpenStreetMap in their ArcGIS Online http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2011-February/056894.html [OSM and ESRI now in talks to resolve the issue]


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Solution: Charge Client 'A' for the cost and admin/your hours of getting SHP (from map creator) and doing your enhancement for the TSP. add disclaimer to the Map or Data (MetaData) Client 'A' gets the route, Map Creator gets the royalty, You get map done. You get paid. (everyone then are happy bunnies.) Any other way would be breaking Copyright 'data ...


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this would have been not possible until a little while ago. Since the ToS prevented it. We cannot make direct tile requests to google base map tiles. The static maps api also had the restriction that only browsers can make the requests. But google has recently changed their ToS to allow making static map requests from non-browser application provided that ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, blah blah blah. What you are reading is the section that applies to you using their APIs to modify their content. What this means is that they have write APIs that allows you to add POIs into their database and they want to make sure that whatever you modify will be theirs (and they will be allowed to share it with their ...


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Israel has recently (2007) amended the civil aviation laws to include private and commercial use of UAVs, as well as certification and permits under the Civil Aviation Authority - CAA. Due to the nature of things, civil and commercial use of UAVs up until then was done under the Israeli Air Force. CAA say there are currently 15 civilian companies operating ...


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World Imagery, World Topographic, and World Street are the three community maps that Esri maintains and these maps remain free of charge for the use of everyone as they are improved by GIS Professionals all over the world. (Most of them are governmental institutions) However for rest of the map services you should follow the license regulations. ...


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Legal plans (plats) and legal descriptions are not in any projection (grid) system; they are on a local, ground-based plane. Hence the need for grid-to-ground and ground-to-grid conversions. As a minimum, there are usually scaling and rotation issues to deal with. So, it is quite possible that neither GIS nor legal description are wrong. Once we get more ...


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While looking for something else, I found "Amazon Web Services (EC2)" in the list of supported platforms (under Virtualization): http://www.safe.com/fme/fme-technology/fme-desktop/tech-specs/ So it looks like it is allowed.


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here's my tuppence worth : This human readable version of the TOS seems to stipulate free use is restricted to users of ESRI software : http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisonline/e800_summary.pdf I suppose that "users" would be the individual browser sessions connecting to the basemaps, rather than the web server which is distributing the web app.? Google ...


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I don't think so at this time. I'm not anything close to a lawyer, but my reading is that AGS Online services can only be used with "Software", meaning ESRI proprietary, and "Applications", meaning programs developed with "Software". Hopefully there will be a change in the language when they update the AGS Online TOS, which is surely coming with the recent ...


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The lat and long are not actually derived from the data, so I don't think that there would be any licensing issues in your case. The lat and long are produced by whichever software package you are using to generate the maps. For example, if you make a PDF and enable the geospatial location tool, the coordinates it reads would be the same whether you have ...


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I think it is possible to derive information from yahoo maps, which has no licensing issues. Infact, OSM data itself is derived in some places by drawing on top of Yahoo maps. See these page: http://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/706/can-i-drawtrace-osm-data-from-a-google-map-or-yahoo & http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Yahoo#Legalities


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Use ArcGIS Online maps and map layers, imagery, and geometry services in conjunction with Esri software or an ArcGIS Online subscription for projects and applications that are both internal and external use As long as you do not exceed the transaction cap if the cap applies to you.  Government, Education, and NGO users: Full unlimited use  ...


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Ethics aside: Not a lawyer but I would worry about that being a derivative work in the US and considering ACTA and such it is probably safe to assume that if you are setting yourself up to be legally screwed on US terms you are probably setting yourself up for a really bad day in Canada as well. Since you are basically copying the data that should fall ...



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