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Having written the FileGDB GDAL driver, I am glad you like it :) The answer is that yes, it can be distributed. In fact, the OSGeo4W distribution already includes it. I got the confirmation that the OSGeo4W was an approved usage through a personal e-mail exchange I had with ESRI.


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OpenStreetMap is moving towards the Open Database License (ODbL) License Structure http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License "We want to change the current CC-BY-SA 2.0 to Open Database License (OdbL) 1.0. " Lots of debate has been going on for months http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License


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I believe you're correct: "If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one." Basically, the same license that permits you to obtain the data prohibits you from keeping it (not sharing). There is now a CC-BY-SA 3.0 too, but I don't immediately see the difference ...


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Update: Boudless no longer has a Community Edition of the OpenGeo Suite. It simply offers a download at : http://boundlessgeo.com/solutions/opengeo-suite/download/ According to their twitter account: You can do anything [with the download] you could have previously done with Community Edition. We've collapsed the distinctions. The original Answer ...


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Here's ESRI's page on changing your license level without using ArcGIS administrator: http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/24633 The license level can be set using an environment variable. Of course, without admin rights you can't change environmental variables in the Control Panel, but you can do it from the command line without ...


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If its a 64bit machine it stores it under... HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ESRI


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Yes, you can use Open Source GIS software commercially (within the context of the respective license). See also: Free Software and Open Source Business Models (by A. Christl) Business models for open-source software (Wikipedia) Don't oppose Free Software and Commercial Software (by J. Wagner)


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This is just about Server licenses; I haven't figured out how to get my EDN license showing up on the provisioning page as well. I had this issue when I made a mistake and authorized a staging server with the Enterprise Advanced license (it should have been Standard). I just did what I've done on pre-10 servers and authorized it with the right license file. ...


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http://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines.html is pretty clear and simple


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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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OSM legal FAQ (Common License Interpretations) mentions the difference between a Derivative Work and a Collective Work: If what you create is based on OSM data (for example if you create a new layer by looking at the OSM data and refering to locations on it) then it is likely you have created a derivative work. If you generate a merged work with ...


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In my personal experience, no. Looking at the product matrix, there is also nothing to indicate they would groom their performance as such. http://www.esri.com/library/brochures/pdfs/arcgis10-functionality-matrix.pdf I would suggest running some test cases with the same data, stored locally, on the same computer, with different licenses in order to ...


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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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QGIS don't use directly the layers of Bing Maps or Google Maps or Apple (forbidden, licensing issue) but use OpenLayers via Python (with the OpenLayer Plugin). This plugin allows you to add a number of image services (allowed) to your map canvas. You can use them for your work, but if you want to publish the map, you will be bound by the terms of the ...


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This may not be a license issue, in Esri parlance, database servers are SQL Server Express instances only. ( help doc ) To connect to a full SQL Server DB, you need to make a database connection. That said, I also would like to know if there is a way to check the license level of an ArcGIS Server instance, as I looked into it before without success.


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You can control it with http://www.openlm.com/index.php/articles-topmenu-7/65-when-will-openlm-close-an-idle-session-of-esri-arcgis-arcinfo-arceditor-arcview


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Check this help file out.Accessing Licenses and extensions in Python The CheckProduct(code) and SetProduct(code) methods look like they will provide you with the tools you're looking for.


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I think the license makes it clear you have to use those (exact) words. You could make a follow-on statement that discloses the changes. So "Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [year]. Source data from Ordnance Survey has been generalized to make data correspond to the size of the map."


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It's not fun. The two things we have in place to help this out are the following: We have an intranet site which lists the current ArcGIS license usage. This puts it on the user to check the intranet when they have a license issue and do the calls themselves. It's still not great, but it mostly works. We also have the 9.3 License Checker Extension, which ...


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You can use it for everything you want - no restrictions apply. You also can sell QGIS itself (you just need to find someone who's willing to pay). But if you do (even when you distribute without charge), you have to include the source code of QGIS and all own extensions (plugins, features, whatever) you added. Basically pass on everything you got (and ...


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After several emails back and forth with ESRI customer support, I was unable to track down the source of this error. However, I decided to remove the LicenseInitializer that was put in place by Visual Studio when I created the project (this used the AoInitialize class to attempt to initialize the license). Instead, I placed an AxLicenseControl on the ...


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Here are the typical reasons a license is not available: User with Extension needs to deactivate the extension and close ArcGIS. License Server (Desktop Administrator) should show the license has returned Then Enable the Extension in ArcGIS on the user who needs the extension. You have not licensed the extension from Esri, so it's not on your License ...


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Check out the Google Maps API licensing page. There you will find a table with the differences between the free Maps API and the paid Maps API for Business. As @Devdatta Tengshe pointed out, Google's terms do include some exceptions (see Section 9.1). It's best to contact Google directly - there is a contact link on the first link above - because they ...


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Go to the ArcGIS Administrator located on the Start Menu > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcGIS Administrator. From there look at the "License Manager Environment Variable Information" section under "ARCGIS_LICENSE_FILE:xxxxxx". Also look at the "Machine IDs..." tab on the main layout. Edit (Additional information from @Brad): Using the ArcGIS ...


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go to customers.esri.com and log in as the administrator for your company. go to authorization and provisioning. on the reporting tab you will see each auth and de-auth transaction. you can compare the authorization date with the date authorized in the arcgis administrator mentioned by Aaron. Dont forget you can (should) de-authorize a machine that is not ...


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For ArcGIS there is a figure of 350,000 customers and more than a million users mentioned near the end of this Press Release. That may be as close to the true numbers as you are likely to get.


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In short: openlayer run something like a web browser in the background with the images, and force the position in the web browser to match the one in the gis software (sometimes it doesnt do pretty well). Thats why you can use bing or google images in QGIS.


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To check out the extension outside of ArcGIS, add this line at the beginning of the script, after the import statements. arcpy.CheckOutExtension("Spatial")


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Full Answer is here: "The timeout mechanism provided by OpenLM for ESRI ArcGIS is based on two parameters, “maximum idle time” and threshold. The combination of these two parameters provides a good solution for floating licenses (FLEXlm features) with both high and small number of licenses. The timeout value should be kept minimal (15-20 minutes) for all ...


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Another possible problem is datarot when creative commons data is released as no derivatives allowed. This means that: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it. This becomes problematic when errors are discovered in the dataset, or it needs updating in any way. If ...



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