D.1 Selected Licensing Models

Type of Restriction



A. Restricted Users Lists


Data limited to users working for licensee plus subcontractors, agents, and/or consultants.

Common term when government acquires data under license. Some licenses require government to notify vendor before transferring data to subcontractor.

Predefined user lists

Data limited to users working for licensee plus specified entities.

Space Imaging Multiagency License allows government to purchase 1-, 5-, and 10-agency licenses.



National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA’s) Clearview license permits agency to redistribute data to state, local, and foreign governments and nongovernmental organizations engaged in joint research projects. Recipients may not use images for their own purposes and are required to return data after intended use is completed.

Predefined categories

Data may be redistributed to predefined categories of users.

Maryland’s Model Procurement License allows agencies to redistribute data to academic and educational institutions.

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