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Copyright stance in regards to Open Street Map (OSM)
Hi -

I'm writing to ask about the specifics of the terms of use of your shapefile data found at:

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) community is currently making a push to add Ohio Township boundaries to its maps and would like to use your township boundary data to do so.

OSM Ohio is very interested in working with your agency to make sure the OSM community is abiding by your terms of use and also complying with its own goals and guidelines. We have reviewed the terms of use found at: h and believe they might not be compatible with our license terms.

We would like to know if you could provide OSM with a waiver for your commercial use restrictions.

As background, across the United States, there are clear trends toward implementing permissive Open Data policies. The federal government has published a variety of GIS datasets at its site: States like Oregon (, cities like New York ( and many other governments ( are implementing or planning to implement Open Data policies. Among these trends are removing restrictions on commercial reuse of this public data and relaxation of source attribution requirements.

Many local agencies have found that OSM can be a valuable resource for their local communities and businesses. OSM is also a way to ensure that publicly-funded data is being used as widely as possible and to support the general public and local commerce.

If you'd like to learn more about OSM's license, you can read about it here:

We are available for phone conversations or discussions to answer any questions you might have related to this request.

Zachary Prachar
Local OSM Representative
Sheldon G. Hayes Award
A contractor that does work for the Ohio DOT is a finalist for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award - the top highway pavement in the nation. The plaque that will be provided to Shelly & Sands and Ohio DOT contains the Ohio DOT logo.
Local Waste Services, Construction Documents
Kyle Carpenter, RA of Abbot Studios would like to request the use of the DOT logo for use with the construction documents for the Local Waste Services Building - 1300 S Columbus Airport Rd.
Columbus OH 43207
Local Waste Services, Construction Documents
Kyle Carpenter, RA of Abbot Studios would like to request the use of the ODOT seal for our construction drawings contract documents for Local Waste Services, 1300 S. Columbus Airport Rd.
Use of ODOT Seal for ODOT grant application to US DOT BIP program
I ma working on a grant application for ODOT to the US DOT Bridge Improvement Program for the Craig Memorial Bridge in Toledo.  I would like to include the ODOT seal on the cover of the grant application. ODOT will be submitting the grant application.
Request use of the ODOT seal
My office is making a poster for the Team-Up meeting for ODOT to show the different equipment currently purchased for a project.
Wanted to purchas small type stickers to put on toy type dump trucks resembling Odot
to put  a sticker on a toy dump truck.Son worked for odot almost 4 years ago passed away.Cory Hollender.
NoEllen 3309787784
I'm responsible.
Only responsible for the branding of a "teardrop" on the flesh of anyone attempting to make me cry.

I need a computer. BAD.
YesNicole Steck (also responsible"entity")
Dot Approved logo
Hello, I am writing on behalf of Dragon Cement's marketing department. Our Type 1L Cement has recently received DOT approval in Ohio. I was wondering if you could provide us with a logo that we can use to communicate this feature to our customers. Thank you for your assistance."
Construction Sign
Good Morning,

Laketran is placing a construction sign on our property for our HQ construction project. On the sign, we are noting that the project is funded through ODOT and the FTA. We would like to put the ODOT seal on the sign next to project funders.
Monitoring Review Final Report
Request use of ODOT Logo for monitoring review final report of FHWA-OH Division.

Thank you.
YesXiola Bromley, EPS,
District 3 Challenge Coins
D3 is in the process of ordering challenge coins for the district and would like to the seal to be placed on one side of the coin. I have examples from other districts and ODOT departments who have created something similar.