So We Own the Copyright…

All text, photography, and databases used on sites in the network (,, and © 1996 – 2023

…But You Are Free to Use Our Stuff!

Site Contents: Text content, photos, and maps are available for free under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

GIS Database: This database is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License (factual data such as coordinate data, feature statistics) and Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License (page text, feature descriptions).

What all this means is that you may copy and share the information on these sites in any way you like, without even having to ask.

The only requirements are that you give attribution back to us if you choose to use our stuff, and that if you share it with anyone else, it must be under the same terms. Of course, we always appreciate if you let us know how you’re using our stuff but it is not required.

We hope this lets you do what you need with what you find here. But if these terms don’t work for you for some reason, contact us to talk about an alternative to the licenses above.