[OSM-dev] Field Boundaries and Yahoo! Maps

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 12 09:04:04 GMT 2007

Yes, any OSM editor is free to use the Yahoo imagery, if accessed through the API.
It's not imperative, but it would be a good idea to keep track of which software is using
the Y API (I'd start this myself on the wiki, but the server is not responding).

----- Original Message ----
From: Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>
To: dev at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:57:46 AM
Subject: [OSM-dev] Field Boundaries and Yahoo! Maps

Looking at Yahoo! maps, it seems that they are (in some places) of 
sufficient resolution - just about -  to estimate field boundaries. I'd 
like to add something to the Freemap site to allow walkers to easily add 
field boundaries to OSM, as they are one of the most important aids to 
navigation on walkers' maps.

The question is then - what are the exact terms and conditions for using 
the Yahoo! maps in OSM? I seem to remember that as long as you used the 
Yahoo! api to access them and display the copyright message, it would be 

Whilst we're on the subject - what about a key/value pair? boundary=field?


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