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Forestry GIS (fGIS) Program Copyright 2003-2004 by the University of Wisconsin

fGIS Programmer: Brian Brown (University of Wisconsin)
 

fGIS Contributors:

Donald Monson - Wisconsin DNR - Division of Forestry
Janel Pike - Wisconsin DNR - Division of Forestry

Paul Pingrey - Wisconsin DNR - Division of Forestry
Raquel Sanchez - Wisconsin DNR - Northeast Region

This software is provided gratuitously. Neither the University of Wisconsin nor the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shall be liable under any theory for any damages suffered by you or any user of the software. The fGIS software as a whole may be copied and shared with others provided that it is not sold. The software code shall not be decompiled, altered or integrated into other products.

Forestry GIS (fGIS) was programmed with Borland Delphi(R) using TatukGIS DK(R), LizardTech MrSID Decode SDK(R) and TDBF(GNU). Additional components include ShpTrans(c) Bruce Dodson and others, Diagram Designer(c) Michael Vinther, Convert(c) Josh Madison, AutoRealm symbols(c) Andy Gryc and (GNU), CombiNumerals(c) Sean Cavanaugh and The FontSite, and MARPLOT(R) symbols (MARPLOT is a registered trademark of the US Federal Govt.).

Contact Information:
Janel Pike,
IS Business Automation Specialist
Wisconsin DNR - Division of Forestry
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707



Additional copyrights related to fGIS components apply as follows:

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SHPTRANS - Shapefile coordinate transformation utility version 1.1c-pre2.
Copyright (c) 1999-2003 Bruce Dodson and others. All rights reserved.

This software is protected by copyright law and is made available
under the following license. The copyright holders do not intend
for these license terms to form a contractual agreement.

SHPTRANS License 1.1:

SHPTRANS is Copyright (c) 1999-2003 Bruce Dodson and others.
All rights reserved.

Permission to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, perform,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of this original work
of authorship (the "Software") and derivative works thereof, is
hereby granted free of charge to any person obtaining a copy of
the Software, subject to the following conditions:

1. A copy of this license (including the above copyright notice,
this permission notice, and the following disclaimers) must
appear in the documentation or in other materials accompanying
the Software, where an end-user can reasonably be expected to
see it.

2. The above copyright notice must appear in all copies of the
Software and in any portions thereof. The copyright notice
must be followed immediately by a notice stating that the
Software is made available under the terms of this license,
and indicating where the complete license text is found.

3. Products derived from the Software must include the following
notice in their documentation or in other materials accompanying
the work, where an end-user can reasonably be expected to see it:
"Portions of this software are based on SHPTRANS by Bruce Dodson."

4. The names of the copyright holders and contributing authors may
not be used to endorse or promote products derived from the
Software without specific prior written permission.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS DISCLAIM ANY AND
ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OR CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, HOWEVER
CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF
CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

End of SHPTRANS License

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NTv2 Support:
Support for Canadian NTv2 datum conversion as implemented in SHPTRANS
was originally based on a program called NADCONV, which was published
as part of the Open Geographic Datastore Interface (OGDI) project.
The source code for NADCONV was licensed under the following terms:

Copyright (c) 1996 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada.

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and
its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
copies, that both the copyright notice and this permission notice
appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of Her
Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada not be used in advertising
or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
specific, written prior permission. Her Majesty the Queen in Right
of Canada makes no representations about the suitability of this
software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express
or implied warranty.

The original source code for NADCONV has been enhanced in accordance
with those terms. The enhancements are part of SHPTRANS, and are
Copyright (c) 1999-2003 by Bruce Dodson.

In order to exercise rights in SHPTRANS, or in any other work that
incorporates the SHPTRANS implementation of NTv2, you must do so in a
manner that satisfies the conditions of both the NADCONV permission
notice and the SHPTRANS license.

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See the fGIS System folder for additional information about Diagram Designer and Convert.

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