Announcing the new NJPB Maps

Discussion in 'Site News & Games' started by Ben Ruset, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. bobpbx

    bobpbx Piney
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    Thank you Boyd and Guy for your response. I'll never forget seeing the 95 aerials the first time way back in 99(?). I was using a 14K phone modem at that time. I was so delighted and amazed by them. I used to spend a lot of time there.
     
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  2. Ben Ruset

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    I don't pull anything from MSR maps anymore (they're shut down) so besides what Google offers everything is in the public domain as far as I know.
     
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    How is it that HistoricAerials can put a copyright on the maps we view on their site?
     
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  4. 46er

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    If they own them, they can copyright them. They probably purchased them. If not, the copyright may be someone else.
     
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  5. Ben Ruset

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    It's a grey area of copyright law. I'm sure they're claiming that their images are derivative works based on the way that they're stitched together and the interface to view them.

    If the images were originally created for the government then they're in the public domain. The original images, not what HA is showing you.
     
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  6. gruvshapes

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    Nice map Ben.
    Any chance you could offer a .shp or .kml file?
    I would like to make my own map for personal use for on the trail.
     
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  7. Boyd

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    Exactly what map are you talking about? Some of the NJPB maps are from Google and subject to their terms of use, which say you cannot download them and must only use them within Google's interface. Most of the others are raster imagery that can't be represented as a shapefile.

    I offer some free downloadable maps in different formats that might be of interest however. I think this old thread summarizes them: https://forums.njpinebarrens.com/threads/detailed-map.11129/#post-135605

    The NJDEP has a number of maps in .shp format here: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/stateshp.html

    Additional maps (vector and raster) are available from NJGIN: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp

    I have a number of other unfinished map projects and also started building a website to make them available. Unfortunately I had to put this on hold indefinitely to make time for other projects, and I can't promise any date when I might get back to it. :(
     
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  10. gruvshapes

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    Cool thanks, was able to convert it.
     
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