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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Inserting copyright symbol in label item in QGIS Print Composer

I have a label item in a print composer map layout. In there I'd like to insert a copyright symbol (red cross). Is there a shortcut or workaround?
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Credit attribution and use of basemap

I am using a basemap (http://basemaps.cartocdn.com/light_nolabels/{z}/{x}/{y}.png) in QGIS to draw a map for a scientific paper. I am trying to understand who is the "owner" of this map and ...
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Is installing QGIS on company computer legal? [closed]

I would like to ask if a company computer install QGIS software is legal or not. One of my colleague require to install that software. IT division will install only a legal software for user and ask ...
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Can we use QGIS as commercial use?

Do i need to purchase the QGIS license for commercial use? Can i use the QGIS commercially in our project? https://qgisenterprise.com/en/offering/packages/ I found the few variants of QGIS but the ...
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Using WMS which is private but publicly available. Is it legal? [closed]

I recently came across a useful WMS with ranges of various cellular technologies. It is used on a webmap of a private company but a simple look into network activity allows you to see the service ...
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Licensing ArcGIS Enterprise when scaling in cloud environment [closed]

Esri's ArcGIS Enterprise licenses are for use on machines with "up to 4 cores". I understand that in cloud environments (such as AWS) that available machines have an equivalent number of ...
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ArcGIS Online app launcher display non-licensed apps

I invited a new member to my ArcGIS Online organization with an "Advanced" user type and "Publisher" role. The new member is not licensed with any field apps or the essential apps ...
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Using Esri basemap in commercial media [closed]

Is a user with a valid ArcGIS Pro license allowed to use a map image which uses Esri basemaps (Oceans and terrain) in commercial print media? If so, how should source be cited in the map? If not, ...
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Copyright issues and credits of the base maps provided in the Quickmapservice plugin in QGIS

I have used QGIS to create maps for a paper that I am going to submit to an academic journal. However, the journal requires that all figures should be under cc-by 4.0 license, while on the QGIS ...
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Earning money with QGIS plugin [closed]

I have developed a QGIS plugin that is useful for many people and it reduces a day-long workflow to a few minutes. I have ideas for other plugins too. To continue to add value to QGIS and save the ...
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Commercial Use of QGIS [closed]

Can QGIS be used for commercial purposes? In particular, the output of maps/pictures for commercial use in reports.
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Creating Least Cost Path with cost distance analyse

I'm trying to create Least cost Path analyse between two points in QGIS. I had DEM and from this I created Slope with various elevation values. Then I made two points with different layers. Both of ...
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Point Distance Tool not licensed errors [duplicate]

I've some problems concerning Point Distance in ArcGIS 10.5. Whenever I try it to open, this tool appeared "require licensed tools".
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Crediting imagery provider after delineating polygon using satellite imagery

I would like to create a polygon layer of wetlands for example. If I use satellite imagery to delineate the features, does that mean that the vector polygon is a derivative/modification of the ...
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License Distirbution of modified QGIS and Plugins

My company (public service) developed a modified QGIS and QGIS-Plugins for crisis units. Some of the Plugins are self developed and some of them are modified from already existing QGIS-Plugins. All of ...
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Crediting QGIS and source of map data in print

I am new to QGIS (3.4.12-Madeira installed) and have made myself a bit familiar with it the last few days. When creating maps for a printed hiking-guide, I would like to credit QGIS as well as the ...
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arcpy.CheckExtension() Works in ArcMap but not in PyScripter

I've had no trouble with using similar licensing in Python scripts previously, so I'm wondering if a recent upgrade/replacement of my PyScripter environment may have caused it to stop working. I'm ...
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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 that 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 ...