[OSM-legal-talk] Non-existant streets
chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 12 11:59:39 BST 2009
Write a Wiki page showing the progress of the area. You can make comments there.
----- Original Message ----
> From: John Smith <delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com>
> To: Licensing and other legal discussions. <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, 12 August, 2009 11:55:07
> Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] Non-existant streets
> --- On Wed, 12/8/09, Emilie Laffray wrote:
> > Ok, I understand your point. However, I am not sure that
> > there is any way to detect if a road exists or not unless
> > you are going there. You would need a list of existing roads
> We are going out there and using GPS' however if we see a road on another map
> when deciding what to map, any number of mappers that come after you could end
> up finding out the same information. This is what I'm trying to prevent by
> putting a note on OSM or something to that effect to say "Hey there is no road
> here, don't bother coming to map it!"
> > but then we are back to the original point that the data
> > came from a proprietary solution hence the reason why you
> > end up in a bad situation.
> Only to plan routes, we don't copy from them. We still record where we travel
> via GPS, it's simply a way to work out what needs to be mapped. If using another
> map to work out a route was copyright infringement no map would ever be able to
> be used.
> > Maybe using STRM data (or the new elevation data) might
> STRM is only good for 90m horizontal per pixel which is just as bad as landsat.
> > about natural features (I have seen a huge amount of
> > shapefile if I remember correctly). You may want to look at
> > those to infer what roads could be potentially wrong or not.
> > But I am not sure that approach is what we want to do with
> > OSM.
> I don't think you fully understood me, we're not trying to work out from other
> maps what roads don't exist, we are trying to tell mappers that come after us
> that a road they see on a map doesn't exist and don't waste your time trying to
> map non-existing roads.
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