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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disclaimer: My view may not reflect my employer's. I've worked for Esri since 1994, mainly on ArcInfo workstation then ArcGIS Desktop. I've never heard of any work to change performance depending on current license level. It's always been a yes/no functionality setting. Could there be something? I guess, but honestly, we're not that Machiavellian.


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Taken from the OpenStreetMap License Page You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our maps and data, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon our maps or data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence. If you are using OpenStreetMap map images, we request that your credit ...


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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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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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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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The base license is for four cores. You need additional licenses if you need to use more cores. To restrict the number of cores you want AGS to run on, the only solution I know is to virtualize.


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ArcGIS Server has two licensing options. You can choose to license by the number of cores on either the physical or virtual servers (as described below), whichever is the smaller number. Option 1: Licensed by the number of cores on the virtual server-When creating a virtual server, a specific hardware server emulation configuration is typically defined. For ...


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Here is an interesting site from MIT that discusses copyright of figures and fair use policy. I would be inclined to accept their assertions given their status as a premier institution. See the answer from @tmcw for a link to the Bing ToS. Reading that, I believe that you can utilize the map in a not-for-profit academic setting.


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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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Your license will work definitely. You need to De-authorize the license from old machine and then authorize it on new machine. Its very simple process. Don't worry please check support article and let us know if you have any problem.. thanks..


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Esri has no control over Oracle licensing policy, they just allow you to use the SDO_GEOMETRY datatype, as provided by Oracle. Some of the SDO accessor functions require more than just Locator. Your determination of what is sufficient should really be based on what SQL manipulation you require, since Esri doesn't use more than SDO_FILTER.



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