[OSGeo-Discuss] offline maps

carlos sousa springaleek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 11:34:11 PST 2010

Hello again,

Don't forget that i'm looking at this from the educational point of view.
In the general royalty department, lets not forget the open source
premises, that i'm gonna do a job for a determine customer, and the
data i'm gonna generate will be, in the ultimate instance be shown, on
a internet hooked computer, using the google/whatever api to be
So where does the contractual impossibility of storing google's maps
weight in this case, it's really blurred for me.

Sorry for the dashing  comments



On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM, carlos sousa <springaleek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello again, sharing ideas really can be fun sometimes.
> The general data I come across, every once in a while is like this:
> ftp://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/bluemarble/bmng/bmng_arcview/
> and here too:
> ftp://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/bluemarble/bmng/topography/
> or even these:
> http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/relief/ETOPO1/data/ice_surface/cell_registered/georeferenced_tiff/
> 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
> Carlos
> 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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