[OSM-talk] OTish : Free The Postcode via OSM
mintywalker at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 23:10:03 BST 2007
> Very grey area. Certainly the co-ordinates returned by a Google Maps
> search for a UK delivery point will be copyright Royal Mail, a dataset
> which Google will licence, and pay a really hefty fee for it
Sorry, I may have phrased the question vaugely....
If I use Google/Yahoo/Live web search to find the website for some place I know:
Use the venue's website (contact details) to get their postcode:
-> SW1A 0AA
Assuming I know where that venue is, and open street map is detailed
enough for me to find it
That tells me the Lat/Lng should be 51.49957, -0.12480
Is that Okay / Fair Use?
And why, in this particular case, does Free The Postcode already have
that postcode listed at 51.540485 -0.057268 which is more than a quick
stroll from Big Ben?
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