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I am not sure if the context of your question is really on-topic here, but since the answer and its implications is very much relevant for travellers as well, I'll give it a try. The explanation you have read is not entirely accurate. The problem is that accurate map material is neither allowed to be published, nor to leave the country. The Chinese National ...


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


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Update: Boundless no longer has a Community Edition of the OpenGeo Suite. It simply offers a download at : http://boundlessgeo.com/solutions/opengeo-suite/download/. They now have an Enterprise Edition which provides support and other features/tools (e.g Composer) According to their twitter account: You can do anything [with the download] you could have ...


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Leaflet is free ($) and open, with a minimal requirement of keeping the license should you redistribute it. Leaflet is a library that lets you display - and more - data. It is not a data provider. Mapbox, OSM and others are data providers/distributors and have their own restrictions / attribution requirements. So to answer your question, yes, Leaflet is ...


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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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100 users are provided by the license. If you want to add more users you will have to buy a new license that will allow you to make more users in the portal. The LDAP won't allow you to have more users than 100, because it has no dependency with LDAP users.


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Finally I've updated my ArcGIS Server instance (including GeoEvent Extension and Enterprise GeoDatabase) to the new license successfully. Find below my performed steps to complete the update-process: Update your ArcGIS Server license (and extensions) by double-clicking on the license file, which will start the Software-Authorization wizard. Optionally you ...


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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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I'm not a lawyer, but as per my understanding, you can use the EDN license, only for development & customization. You cannot use the software in production. What this means is that one license allows one developer to develop customization and tools against the standard APIs. You cannot for example use the ArcGIS Desktop for Analyzing data or Creating ...


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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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Do you have to publish it? Legally, The GPL License of PyQGIS forces you to share the code only with your "client", therefore your company. So No, you don't have to publish it. You can keep them internally, create your own repository, and share with who you want. But note that whoever receives the code is allowed to pass it on by the terms of the GPL. ...


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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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The answer is No. Qgis is released under the permissive GPL license, which gives you many rights, including but not limited to the freedom to use the software for any purpose, the freedom to change the software to suit your needs, the freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors, and the freedom to share the changes you make. There is ...


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Wrap the part of your code that needs spatial analyst extension as follows arcpy.CheckOutExtension("spatial") your code arcpy.CheckInExtension("spatial") By checking out licenses only when you need them and checking them in, you won't hold up licences if other people need to use them. This is useful in a setting where there are fewer licenses than the ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Esri incorporated ArcSDE into ArcGIS Server with the release of ArcGIS 9.2. In order to deploy ArcSDE technology as an enterprise geodatabase you must have, or be prepared to purchase, an ArcGIS Server license. Since the introduction of ArcGIS 10.0, the actual enterprise geodatabase installer lives within ArcPy, and can be invoked either as an ArcToolbox ...


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There are many open source license type. Some allow to reuse in a commercial software, other don't. All will allow you to amend the code for your own need as long as you respect the other clauses of the licence. Specifically for QGIS, the licence is the GNU General public Licence. It is a copyleft license, which means that derivative work can only be ...


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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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You can create Composite Address Locators in ArcGIS at all licence levels. "A composite address locator consists of two or more individual address locators and/or geocode services. When addresses are geocoded against the composite address locator, they are automatically matched against each of the individual address locators and services. The composite ...


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You do not need any permission nor do you need to make any payment. But if you do think that if using QGis helps you save your time and money, you could consider supporting the project through little financial contributions either for things you would like to see in QGis or for speeding up things you believe need further improvement


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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 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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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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