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Started by jbensman, July 31, 2011, 12:47:27 PM
QuoteI agree with Boyd, that I would prefer users to use the maps the way I designed them. However, I have no problem at all if someone wants to modify the typ file for thier own personal non commerical use. I don't want to impose my taste on others. Its like adjusting settings on your GPS.
Quote from: Seldom on August 01, 2011, 11:45:20 AMjbensman and maps4gps,Have either of you considered uploading your trail and off road data to OSM? It seems to me that OSM would make an excellent central repository for trail and off road data, and if properly done, it's routable.I realize the quality of the Tiger import is a problem, but that's getting fixed.
Quote from: Boyd on August 01, 2011, 12:10:13 PMI think the issue is a little like the the videographer who makes a brilliant video using a Rolling Stones song as the audio track. If he distributes the video without sound and says "listen to 'Gimme Shelter' while you watch my video", then that's OK. But if he includes the audio track in the package he distributes, then he will need permission.This is because somebody else's creative output is being used to enhance the value of his own work. In a similar way, your trail maps are not so useful unless viewed along with another author's work. I realize that no money is changing hands here at gpsfiledepot, but it seems (to me) that the principles are the same.
Quote from: maps4gps on August 01, 2011, 11:30:57 AMA delicate subject to comment on.As useful as it might be, I feel someone who has learned how to create a mapset realizes how to do this and appreciates the time and resources it takes to create a mapset and is likely to respect the copyright and use agreement of the original mapsets. Providing details to everyone may cause a lot of copyright/use violations of both free and commercial mapset. I would also expect a lot of questions from people who did not understand the process or try to modify it. Consider the small number of posts there are here on map creation issues when this site was originally created to share ideas and issues on map authoring and share our creations with others.Second (third) Boyds comment on possibly conflicting custom .typ files.'Mac users would have to get a PC' - Love that. It takes as long to upload a MAC version as it does a PC version, but only about 1 in 8 downloads are for the MAC. But it is not a realistic expectation.Users may not have the computer power and/or storage space for individual and combined mapsets."Specifically warn them' and 'tell them' will still result in a larger percentage of users ignoring this and then asking for help then you would probably be wanting to assist. I see two issues with including the trail data in other mapsets1. It would have to be included when the .mp files were built. To include with an existing mapset would involve rebuilding the .mp files, then compiling the .img files, then building the mapset and installers (PC and MAC), then uploading. Given the near absence of new map authors willing to create state topo maps, I just spent many months creating and uploading revised mapsets for States I did two years ago and those where the original map authors have not been active in the past 2-3 years.2. Mytrails is often updated to include new trails. Many States could be 'out-of-date' before it would be possible to get the mapset created and uploaded.
QuoteHave either of you considered uploading your trail and off road data to OSM? It seems to me that OSM would make an excellent central repository for trail and off road data, and if properly done, it's routable.I realize the quality of the Tiger import is a problem, but that's getting fixed.
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