[Freegis-list] Open Access to Geospatial Data
pcreso at pcreso.com
Fri Sep 30 00:48:09 CEST 2005
This brings tears to the eyes of any maritime GIS user!
The following is the license description for the new Digibath250 dataset
(vector bathymetry data for UK & adjacent European waters).
A very sad situtaion IMHO, but all too common. When will the BGS be as
forthcoming as USGS with its data? The tax payer has already paid for the data
as I understand it.
I was wondering if the Digibath250 was named after the cost of a licence per
The DigBath250 licence is a non exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable,
single site/one end-user only licence to use the DigBath250 datasets.
No refund of licence fees are available for portions of digital data set(s)
ordered & supplied, but subsequently not used by the licensee.
Copyright and database right of the digital datasets within the DigBath250 are
retained by the owners and are not transferred to external parties by
possession of a DigBath250 licence.
A DigBath250 licence permits
The internal business use of the DigBath250 exclusively for the benefit of the
The making of up to 3 copies of DigBath250 for operational security and back-up
The grant of copyright permission to make up to 500 x A3 size analogue copies
solely for in-house use per year. An additional analogue copyright licence will
be required for all external and extra in-house copies and copies of greater
size than A3.
A DigBath250 licence does not permit
Your use of DigBath250 to provide a bureau service for others or for the
benefit of or on behalf of others. Except as necessary for viewing and printing
extracts of the data for your own use, you may not copy or adapt the datasets.
The DigBath250 licence nor the datasets to which it applies to be assigned,
sub-licensed, rented, lent or otherwise transferred by you/your organisation.
Commercial usage. No part of the data set may be sold, whether on its own or as
part of a value-added commercial product.
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