[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: open access resources/Natural Earth Data & Cartography 2.0
Arnulf Christl (OSGeo)
arnulf at osgeo.org
Thu Dec 3 23:41:52 PST 2009
Martin Bunch wrote:
Great resource, thanks for the link.
One slightly off topic comment on the term "non-commercial" further down...:
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> From: Kristopher Olds <olds at geography.wisc.edu>
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> Date: 12/03/2009 08:05PM
> Subject: [Caglist] open access resources/Natural Earth Data &
> Cartography 2.0
> Hi - Canadian geographers, with geospatial interests, might be
> interested in some new open source, non-commercial resources our
The use of the term "non-commercial" in this context is probably meant
to convey that the sources do not originate from a commercial project.
It should not be confused with a restriction of use as some Creative
Commons licenses optionally have. This data has been released to the
Public Domain and can be used for any purpose. The web site has a
Thanks for this, it is the maximum possible level of freedom for data.
Well done, well done.
> faculty, staff and students (and their colleagues) have been heavily
> involved in developing.
> The first is Natural Earth Data, an effort to create a comprehensive
> of freely accessible geospatial data. The effort was led over the past
> six months by Nathaniel Kelso of the Washington Post and Tom Patterson
> of the US National Park Service. The data is now freely available here:
> Additional information:
> The second is Cartography 2.0, a free online knowledge base and
> e-textbook for students and professionals interested in interactive and
> animated maps:
> We hope these resources are of use to some of you.
> Best wishes,
> Kris Olds
> Department of Geography
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
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