tom at compton.nu
Tue Jul 15 15:18:01 BST 2008
In message <358164.67245.qm at web25002.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
Angela <aangelagirl at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I noticed when trying to upload data on the OSM i had the option to
> make my data "public" or "private" - why do we have this option? I
> thought the whole point of the map is to make it available to all.
Some people don't like the idea of their raw trace files being
available as they're afraid that somebody will work out they've
been speeding or something.
So we allow a trace to uploaded as a private trace, which means
that the points from the trace can be downloaded from the API but
the original trace can't be downloaded so you can't relate the
points to each other or find out who they came from.
Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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