Blog archive for January, 2010

MichiganView releases remote sensing data under CC0 waiver

January 29th, 2010 by Puneet Kishor

Puneet Kishor is a Science Commons Fellow, specializing in geospatial issues and open data, and a guest blogger here at Science Commons.

Starting Jan 28, 2010, MichiganView is making available all of its more than 93 Gigabytes of Landsat 5 and 7, and NAIP imagery data in the public domain using the new CC0 Waiver provided by Creative Commons. The MichiganView consortium makes available aerial photography and satellite imagery of Michigan to the public for free over the Web. As part of the AmericaView consortium, MichiganView supports access and use of these imagery collections through education, workforce development, and research. CC0 (pronounced CC-Zero) waives any rights in a dataset, ensuring that all of the dataset is available to anyone without encumbrance of any kind.

More information on CC0 is available here, and the reasoning behind the protocol is described here. Further questions about MichiganView may be directed to Dr. Tyler Erickson, Director, MichiganView at and questions about the CC0 waiver may be directed to Puneet Kishor, Science Commons Fellow (Geospatial Data) at

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