[Geodata] Request to host the "greek" CORINE land cover map (2)

Nikos Alexandris nikos.alexandris at felis.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Feb 16 12:41:52 EST 2009

Dear "OSGeo - Public Geospatial Data" Committee,
Dear Mr. Zachariadis,

I am "forced" to bring up this request again :-).

I kindly ask from the committee to accept the ready-to-use CORINE vector
map for the Greek territory, to be hosted at

Today I received another message from Mrs. Ana Sousa (I will forward my
reply to this last message from Mrs. Sousa untouched with the next post
in this list).

My very specific questions directed towards the EEA were:

1. Are there any further restrictions besides the "Rights" [6] that are
clearly stated in the respective web-page[1]?

2. Does any legal issue arise from the use of wget to download
CORINE2000 tiles from the web-link mentioned in the references [3]?

3. Is it illegal to host the ready-to-use "greek" CORINE2000 map (ESRI
Shapefile) to an open-access server with other public domain geospatial

The replies by Mrs. Ana Sousa were:

1 & 2. Regarding your questions, and as far as EEA is concerned, we do
not see any legal issues arising from your first and second questions. 


(a. First reply on Mon, 2 Feb 2009)

Regarding the third one, as previously explained, we do not encourage
the proliferation of different download facilities.

However, there is a second reply below (forwarded with the next post).

(b. Todays reply)

<< Dear Nikos,
As long as you make clear that the data was downloaded in January 2009
and refers to the 2007 version, EEA has nothing to oppose.

Best regards
Ana Sousa >>

To have a clear picture of what has been communicated so far about this
issue you can read previous threads in the list [1][2][3].

My warmest regards to all, Nikos Alexandris

[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geodata/2009-January/000801.html
[2] (I suppose this is also relevant)

[3] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geodata/2009-February/000811.html

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