License and Terms of Use#

We are hopeful that the material we provide here is helpful to others. In this spirit, we share all teaching material openly, the source code of these pages and the notebooks used in the lessons are freely available from our GitHub repository.

There, you will also find information on how to use the material, and how to modify it for your own purpose. However, if you modify the teaching material, we require you to also share your changes openly, for instance, in a git repository. We hope others can then benefit from your work, if you provide your materials in a similar manner as we do here.

We are very open to collaboration and to ideas on how to improve this course. Please get in touch via e-mail, or open merge requests to our repositores on GitHub.

The material presented here are licensed as explained below:

Instructional material#

All teaching material is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.

In human-readable summary, the license allows you to:

  • share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), and

  • adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material)

for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you adhere to the following conditions:

  • Attribution - You must give appropriate credit1, provide a link to the license, and indicate2 if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • ShareAlike - If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license3 as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures4 that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation5.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights6 may limit how you use the material.

Code snippets/Software#

Except where otherwise noted, the example programs, code snippets and other software provided by the Automating GIS processes course are made available under the GNU GPLv3 license.


Appropriate credit: If supplied, you must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. CC licenses prior to Version 4.0 also require you to provide the title of the material if supplied, and may have other slight differences.


Indicate changes: In 4.0, you must indicate if you modified the material and retain an indication of previous modifications. In 3.0 and earlier license versions, the indication of changes is only required if you create a derivative.


Same license: You may also use a license listed as compatible at


Technological measures: The license prohibits application of effective technological measures, defined with reference to Article 11 of the WIPO Copyright Treaty.


Exception or limitation: The rights of users under exceptions and limitations, such as fair use and fair dealing, are not affected by the CC licenses.


Publicity, privacy, or moral rights: You may need to get additional permissions before using the material as you intend.