Starting August 15th, we will start to enforcing users to accept a Terms of Service for access to every layer in the SimpleGeo Marketplace. This means that any layers you are currently using for which you haven’t added through the marketplace, particularly the com.simplegeo.global.* layers, will stop working. Any layer you’ve created privately will not be affected.
For the past few months, the Foursquare, Flickr, Twitter, Brightkite, Fwix, and Bump layers have been available but not advertised. We are actively working on licensing deals with these companies to make this data available to you soon.
As we build out the marketplace and re-launch our website in the coming months, the process of creating a publicly accessible layer and enabling a TOS will be more clear.
If you have data that you want to showcase in our marketplace, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.