[GRASSweb-list]sample dataset no longer free

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Nov 14 08:29:21 EST 2005

On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 02:29:26PM -0800, Greg Metcalfe wrote:
> URL:
> http://grass.itc.it/download/data6.php
> Link text:
> Related South Dakota data from GIS Datadepot (e.g. Digital Orthophotos (DOQQ) 
> at 1 meter, vector data etc, data in WGS84)
> This data is no longer free (as in money), if in fact it was in the past. I'd 
> recommend placing a warning on the page. Registration is required, during 
> which there's no good indication that even after registration, the data will 
> not be free. You end up giving up your email address, which their privacy 
> policy allows them to share with partners.
> Then at the end of the process, you discover the data are a 'Premium' (i.e. 
> commercial) download.
> My perspective is mostly that of a Free Software guy (long-time Linux user, 
> admin, developer, and security guy) who wanted to try out GRASS and MapServer 
> as 'evenings and weekends' things--personal interest disguising itself as 
> random professional development. It may be vastly different from, and not 
> particularly relevant to, your target audience. I have zero GIS experience. 
> I'm just tossing this out, for whatever it's worth.
> I hope you don't take it amiss.

Hi Greg,

I have removed the link.



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