[OSGeo-Discuss] offline maps

carlos sousa springaleek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 11:21:21 PST 2010

Hello again, sharing ideas really can be fun sometimes.

The general data I come across, every once in a while is like this:


and here too:


or even these:


These are generally available but what I would like to get my hands on
are the landsat 7 swaths that are also freely available but are very
hard to come by in download terms.

Thanks again


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:36 PM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Arnie Shore <shoreas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A semi-minor point, re " ... Google prohibits offline caching of their data.
>> ... ":  Not axactly.  The major TOU restriction is that their images may be
>> used *only* with their API.
> Possibly. I haven't studied their terms in detail because I haven't
> run into a situation where I would violate them. But, yes, one should
> do their own due diligence on what is allowed and what is not.
> Anyway, the original thread is on how to make maps and data available
> without Internet access. I hope the OP now has enough information to
> know this is possible and relatively not-that-difficult.
>> OpenLayers accommodates that restriction by wrapping OL around that API
>> code.
>> AS
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