Questions tagged [license]

Questions about freedoms granted and restrictions applied to use of data, software, or software components, and for mechanisms used to enforce these freedoms and restrictions. When it comes to questions of legality, "what am I allowed to do with...", the GIS Stack Exchange community can and will provide answers, but it would be foolish to base decisions (solely) on them. You need to contact the company licensing department directly for definitive answers.

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Hosting public Survey123 Survey with Student trial license?

I am trying to create / host new surveys in Survey123 with a 1-year student license. Right now when I try to create a survey at https://survey123.arcgis.com/surveys I get the statement: "You don't ...
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1 year ArcGIS Desktop advanced student not working after formatting PC? [closed]

I had ArcGIS 10.x installed in my PC and it was a student version for learning. I had to format the PC once and its just a month after installing ArcGIS 10.x but I cannot authorize it with the same ...
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Creating ArcGIS markers (North Arrows) for QGIS? [closed]

I came across a PDF containing dozens of north arrows used in Esri's ArcGIS. QGIS doesn't have many fascinating north arrows, to be candid. I thought of creating SVG icons of these north arrows and ...
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Attribution for Bing maps in QGIS QuickMapServices?

I've used a Bing map aerial in a report I'm writing for commercial services. I downloaded the Bing map aerial using the QuickMapServices plugin in QGIS. What attribution do I need to add to the map?
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Who Owns MXDs? Client or GIS Specialist [closed]

I work for an small consulting firm, and we have been collecting and storing spatial data for a client. We have also created many reports and map products, via mxd files. We have a contract that ...
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Map material from china not allowed to leave the country

I just read an article about a company in germany which tests autonomous driving cars in different countries. They state that they analyze all of the generated data in germany - with one exception: ...
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Add basemap copyright in QGIS?

I am using the QuickMapServices plugin for basemap imagery and was wondering if I can add a QGIS legend that includes default copyright information? I know this can be done in ArcMap...!
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sDNA License Manager says Please wait?

I installed sDNA and got my license, now I'm trying to runthe sDNA License Manager. I entered the code in the field to get the Challenge URL but the status information still says: Please wait... I'...
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How to attribute/cite QuickMapServices Google satellite layer in QGIS?

I work for an ecological consultancy company. I’ve used a Google satellite layer inserted using the QuickMapServices plugin in QGIS. I’m going to insert the figure into a report for a client. What is ...
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Understanding law or etiquette when applying changes to open-source software, specifically QGIS?

I am interested to know if there are any laws or etiquette surrounding the use of people's third party plugins or QGIS itself. What I am especially interested in is when a user accesses your code and ...
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What is the scope of DIVA-GIS geodata that are available for download?

In the 'Free Spatial Data' download section it says the geodata is "free" - is there a concrete license? Is it public domain, creative commons? Can it be used for commercial purposes? When I download ...
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FCC Galileo Waiver: What does it mean in practice? [closed]

Today the FCC approved the use of Galileo navigation satellites in the United States. According to gps.gov, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules require licensing of non-federal ...
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Using different ArcMap licenses on same computer?

I am currently a GIS analyst for a company and use their ArcMap Desktop license on my computer. I am also considering working part-time for another company, who also would give me an ArcMap Desktop ...
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Is it possible to install multiple instance of ArcGIS Portal on the same machine?

For sandboxing purposes, I'd like to be able to test something on a clean instance of Portal, without taking down the portal instance that my team members are using. Is it possible to create another ...
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Licensing Issues while writing Community Project using ArcPy?

I'm creating a project for the Esri community, that uses some Basic ArcMap license, to create tools that require an Advanced (ArcInfo) license. Is there a licensing issue to do something like this? ...
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Trying to run ArcMap says appropriate license not given to program? [closed]

I am trying to run ArcMap 10.4 on Windows 10 with a checked out license, and I get this error: When I turn off my Wi-Fi and intiate ArcMap, it works, then I can turn the Wi-Fi back on and continue to ...
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Is Leaflet Framework free?

Is Leaflet 100% free? if you go to doc example , you will see : var mymap = L.map('mapid').setView([51.505, -0.09], 13); L.tileLayer('https://api.tiles.mapbox.com/v4/{id}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png?...
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Shapefile licence agreement when publishing map made with R's maps package

I am submitting an article that has a map I made using R's data from R's maps package. I know that most shapefiles come with a license user-agreement or copyright information that accompanies the map ...
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Geoserver commercial license

Do you know that is possible to buy commercial license on Geoserver? I know that is under GPL 2.0 license and any changes have to be distributed also under this license. I would like to use Geoserver ...
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Installing ArcGIS Desktop on web server?

I am working on a spatial tool that we do not want to publish as a geoprocessing service due to certain organizational needs; instead we are publishing up a .NET MVC application that calls a Python ...
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Is there a way to convert/recover a feature class that was edited in a higher ESRI license to work with it in lower license?

I have a geodatabase where one of the feature classes was edited using an Advanced license, but I work in a Basic license and when I go to edit the feature class I am unable to. Are there any tricks ...
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Reduce map copyright text

I am using leaflet map. I have copied the map text from one of it's example. var mymap = L.map('mapid').setView([51.505, -0.09], 13); L.tileLayer('https://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/...
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Python Importing Clarification?

if I'm programming a Python script, and in my script, I import ArcPy. Is that downloaded with ArcMap? Also, in that case, if I give the script to someone who doesn't have ArcMap, and thus don't ...
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AutomationException: 0x80040228 - The Product License has not been initialized

After installation of Java SDK for ArcGIS version 10.0, authorization of the SDK I still can't run the simple code in agent analyst: def IWorkspace(): self.IAoInitialize = AoInitialize() self....
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Which ESRI license is needed for >4gb rdbms for 1 user? [closed]

I want to create our >4GB geodatabases that interface with our business SQL Server databases. Essentially create enterprise geodatabases. Can this be done with a Standard desktop license without ...
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User limits in Portal for ArcGIS

In Portal for ArcGIS, I have 100 user limit. I know that Portal can take users information from LDAP or any 3rd provide software which stores users information. If I have 101 users in LDAP, and ...
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ArcGIS 10.1: Do I need to deauthorize licences when reinstalling Licence manager on the same PC?

I have installed ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 Advanced concurrent use and Licence server administrator on the same PC (Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit). I would like to reinstall the whole installation of ArcGIS: ...
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How to Initialize ArcObjects license in a 64 bit process (such as ArcGIS Pro)

Attempts to initialize an ArcObjects license fails in a 64 bit process. The same code works fine in 32 bit process. Update: I'm able to bind to the server runtime in 64 bit console app on a machine ...
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Can't license ArcGIS Pro from an evaluation

I have the evaluation version of ArcMap 10.3 and it is working well. However, I was trying to run the associated ArcGIS Pro 1.4 but it won't allow me in. It keeps asking me for my ESRI account details ...
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ArcMap: in a 10.0 Basic license and trying to edit FC coming from a 10.0 Editor edited GDB

I have a feature class in a file geodatabase which is not allowing me to edit it, but is also not giving an error when I try. I right click on the layer in ArcMap and choose to start an edit session, ...
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Tilemill data what license?

I know Tilemill runs under the BSD license, but what about the "base data" that is included with it? I couldn't find any legal information in the guide. The best thing I could find is this: "The ...
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How force bing logo to bottom quickmap service

I'm trying to compose a map on QGIS 2.14.6 using Bing Satellite basemap with quickmap service plugin. However, contrary to other basemaps like OSM Mapnik, I am not able to force showing bing logo to ...
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Repairing ArcGIS license that became untrusted after Windows 10 install?

I've installed Windows 10 update. After that I get that message when I try to run ArcGis: I have ArcGis 10.3 Education version. Here screen from ArcGis Administrator: Does anyone know how to solve ...
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How check in python, cmake or c++ if ArcGIS license is valid

I'm trying to programmatically check if the ArcGIS license is valid. I want to query the license validity either in cmake or in c++. There are also python scripts associated with cmake. I'd handle ...
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Google TMS links legal for usage in OL, GeoNode, QGIS? [closed]

I really like to use the Google tms urls in OpenLayers, QGIS (QuickMapServices), GeoNode, like https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=s&x={x}&y={y}&z={z} But is it legal to use this links? Will ...
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RuntimeManager.BindLicense x64 problem

I am using ArcGIS server and I have an issue with RuntimeManager.BindLicense(ProductCode.Server) on x64 configuration (dll file name is "ESRI.ArcGIS.Version.dll"), the execution process exits without ...
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How to create cached service from 2TB of .TIFFs to ArcGIS Server without buying Imagery Extension?

I work for a local government enterprise GIS team in California. We are an ESRI shop and were able to piggy back on our county's grant-funded aerial imagery purchase this year. We didn't have to go ...
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Seeking alternative to Google Maps Elevation API?

The Google Maps Elevation API lets me pass a URL like https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/elevation/json?locations=39.7391536,-104.984703 along with a developer key, and get a result like { "...
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Checking third party extension license timeout date? [closed]

I have a few third party extensions for ArcMap installed. In Advanced Settings Utility I have the "Starting 15 days prior... show warning..." checked ON. I do not currently see a warning message ...
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Exporting classified image from eCognition Essentials Trial license?

How do I export a classified image from the eCognition (Objected based) Essentials Trial?
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Leaflet: Are Bing Maps tiles exempt from restriction to use only with Bing Maps?

Leaflet has a plugin that can fetch Bing Maps tiles. However, I see in the Bing Maps terms of use the following prohibition: 8.2 d) Use Content, including geocodes, other than via an ...
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Are there any MSSQL Licencing restrictions regarding ArcGIS Server Services [closed]

I use ArcGIS Server in conjuction with MSSQL Server 2012. According to my Database Administrator there could be licencing restrictions on the side of MSSQL when publishing Data over the web with ...
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Do I have to publish own QGIS plugins?

If I develop QGIS plugins for my company do I have to make them available to others? I use QT-Designer and think that it also depends on the question how you develop your plugins, right? For example: ...
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What can I do (print, publish…) with Esri's “free” maps accessible via their REST API? [closed]

I am mostly working with Python, and the matplotlib basemap toolkit has so far been sufficient for my mapping and plotting needs. However now I managed to get to an image size, where the included map ...
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ArcGIS tutorial data for classroom use?

I am responsible for preparing a GIS lab, and I was wondering if there is any license restriction for using the tutorial data in ArcGIS (ArcTutor) for classroom use like this? (attribution, ...
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ArcGIS Server License Update - Additional steps for Enterprise GeoDatabase?

I've already posted more or less the same question at esri's GeoNet Forum, but until now I have got any response. As my license will expire shortly, the is my second try to get some information before ...
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QGIS OpenLayers Plugin - Question about Google Maps/Earth Policy

I am operating on OS X version 10.9.5 using QGIS 2.6.1 - Brighton. I am using the OpenLayers Plugin version 1.3.6 (Google maps) to create shapefiles and edit existing shapefiles over the Google map ...
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USGS National Map Ortho - Digitizing

As a part of project scope we have to deliver to the Client digitized data sets – some houses and roads. Can we use USGS Orthoimagery from The National Map layer for feature digitizing? http://www....
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arcpy license: import arcserver is ignored at 10.3.1

PS C:\> taskkill /F /IM python.exe SUCCESS: The process "python.exe" with PID 14896 has been terminated. PS C:\> python Python 2.7.8 (default, Jun 30 2014, 16:08:48) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] ...