[geo-discuss] Fw: [OSM-legal-talk] Spanish Order of Ministry

jo at frot.org jo at frot.org
Wed Apr 9 16:56:52 UTC 2008

IGN Spain open data for non-commercial use, this is a terrific start.
(IGN are the closest Ordnance Survey moral equivalent here)
It's worth looking at this alongside the recent study on the
social-economic benefits of participation in data sharing
infrastructure in Catalunya for a sense of the policy progress towards
public geodata in Spain (at least, in parts of it!).

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From: Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>
To: legal-talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [OSM-legal-talk] Spanish Order of Ministry
Reply-To: "Licensing and other legal discussions." <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>

Good news, everyone!

I think I must be dreaming today. This is too good news to be true.

An Order of Ministry was issued yesterday:


Basically, it is the data policy for the geo information made by the
spanish national mapping agency (IGN). And it looks very, very nice.

I really have to discuss the wording with a local lawyer. As far as I
understand it, some of the data is available on an attribution-only basis;
the whole rest is available for non-commercial uses.

Anyway, this is still good news even if the data is for non-commercial
uses. Take that, NMA's with restrictive licesing! :-P

Cheers all,
Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>

Un ordenador no es un televisor ni un microondas, es una herramienta

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