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Where can I find the licensing terms for the 30m and 90m texture map data set ?

I would like to use this for a commercial project and need to know where I stand.


Thanks,

Stephen


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30m and 90m data are not a texture map. they are height data. This is height data from NASA that is, and has been available for free to the public, for many years. 


Q: Can images created for publication or Web 2.0 applications (e.g., Wikipedia) using ASTER GDEM data be re-distributed?

A: Images that are created using GDEM data may be re-distributed through publications or social media applications. Papers citing such articles may be re-distributed as well.


As long as you are not selling a model that can be reverse engineered, to reproduce the original height info, you can use it without restrictions.


Imagery is a different matter altogether.In general, if you use an open source based image layer, you can use it in production, as long as you quote / attribute or credit the source. your product is then a derivative.


in general, if your on a commercial project, and your going to be selling your results, you want to license imagery, in particular for sat imagery. DEM earth is a plugin software product. buying a license for it, does not in any way, grant or transfer any usage rights for any kind of imagery, to you. 





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30m and 90m data are not a texture map. they are height data. This is height data from NASA that is, and has been available for free to the public, for many years. 


Q: Can images created for publication or Web 2.0 applications (e.g., Wikipedia) using ASTER GDEM data be re-distributed?

A: Images that are created using GDEM data may be re-distributed through publications or social media applications. Papers citing such articles may be re-distributed as well.


As long as you are not selling a model that can be reverse engineered, to reproduce the original height info, you can use it without restrictions.


Imagery is a different matter altogether.In general, if you use an open source based image layer, you can use it in production, as long as you quote / attribute or credit the source. your product is then a derivative.


in general, if your on a commercial project, and your going to be selling your results, you want to license imagery, in particular for sat imagery. DEM earth is a plugin software product. buying a license for it, does not in any way, grant or transfer any usage rights for any kind of imagery, to you. 




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