Global Map [was] Re: [Openstreetmap] Old map copyrights
cholmes at openplans.org
Fri Apr 22 20:46:03 BST 2005
Apologies if this came up before, but has anyone heard of Global Map?
I hadn't before this week. It's a very interesting effort to get 1 to 1
million scale coverage of 8 base layers for the whole globe, provided by
the national mapping agencies. The amazing thing is that they've gotten
so many countries to agree to provide the data. I met a number of the
organizers this week, and they said they really want to get the data out
there and used a lot more (though the only way to get it now is by filling
out a download form, go figure). Of course Europe said they're special,
and you have to pay for access. But a number of countries are fully on
board. I suppose it's not high res enough to do street maps, but I just
wanted to tell people, and I figured this crew may be interested.
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005, Jo Walsh wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 01:41:07PM +0200, Jeremy Stocks wrote:
> > Isn't there some kind of 100 year rule by which one can use this map?
> as i understand it, in the UK, Crown Copyright (which covers
> state-collected geodata) expires after 50 years. how this compares
> with euro-legislation i'd be curious to know.
> (if you're .de it might be worth you trying to hook up with the people
> from http://bbbike.sf.net/ ....)
> > Additionally, what about VMAP data? I have seen this as a Bittorrent datastream. Please can someone explain this?
> VMAP0 is in the public domain and we have a torrent seed of it. It's
> very innacurate - not good enough for street level mapping purposes.
> there are 4 CD's worth of it.
> VMAP1 should be in the public domain - it's been declassified - but
> only a fraction of the 230 odd CDs are released. there are various
> freeodom of information requests going on, i don't know if they amount
> to a campaign. that's definitely closer the low-density-data ideal we
> have, and A nd B roads, water bodies etc would come from it
> when/if we get it, it'll probably make a fair bit of difference.
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