[OSM-talk] We Need to Stop Google's Exploitation of Open Communities
ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 00:09:35 BST 2011
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Bernhard Zwischenbrugger <
bz at datenkueche.com> wrote:
>> If you don't mind about being open, why are you not just using Google's
>> data already?
> thank you for your insightful comment, I will move immediately to Google
> and start using their data directly. Can you point out to me where I can
> access their data so I can make an efficient use of them?
> Where can I access the OSM data?
> I know it is possible to download the hole planet, setup a database,... but
> that's not an easy task.
> I'm a teacher and my students are able to load data from an API and display
> the data on a map.
> Last year we did some projects using XAPI - but then xapi was broken.
> We had about 100 API Requests per week. For that amount of requests it
> makes no sense to have a local copy of the db.
> But without db we are not able to read osm data.
> Without data everything is tile based and that's the same as google and
> bing are offering.
> MapQuest is offering XAPI now - but will it still be available in 2 month?
Why wouldn't it be? Do MapQuest's open services have a history of
Also, jxapi.openstreetmap.org has been serving XAPI data for just about two
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