[OSM-dev] Background

Andy Robinson (blackadder) blackadderajr at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 17 18:34:22 GMT 2008


We cannot (and must not) trace from any background images that we do not
have permission for since they are covered by copyright and other restricted
licences. We only have permission from Yahoo! to use their imagery via their
API. We must NOT add any data derived from Google, Microsoft etc.

The only alternative acceptable source of aerial imagery we have access to
is www.openaerialmap.org



>-----Original Message-----
>From: dev-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:dev-bounces at openstreetmap.org]
>On Behalf Of Williams Farias
>Sent: 17 March 2008 6:22 PM
>To: dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: [OSM-dev] Background
>Hello to all,
>I´m a new user in OpenStreet, and i´m tracing my city in Brazil, but there
>are places where the YahooMap does not zoom well so i can trace the map. My
>question is: can Google Maps be placed in the "background" as an option?
>and Microsoft Maps too? Google Maps in Brazil cover almost every small
>cities that YahooMap doesnt. I think the more maps option, more accurancy
>OpenStreetMap will be.

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