[OSM-dev] Background

Andy Robinson (blackadder) blackadderajr at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 17 18:38:27 GMT 2008

Williams Farias wrote:
>Sent: 17 March 2008 6:33 PM
>To: dev at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] Background
>Hi Stefan ,
>Humm... undestand, but i can make them in Google Earth , export the paths
>and import into OpenStreet, right? i have some cities traced in my Google
>Earth, ;)

No you must not do this. You would be deriving data from Google Earth which
is not permitted and we certainly don't want to see it in the OpenStreetMap



>2008/3/17, Stefan de Konink <skinkie at xs4all.nl>:
>	On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Williams Farias wrote:
>	> 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
>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
>	> that YahooMap doesnt. I think the more maps option, more accurancy
>	> OpenStreetMap will be.
>	Technically yes, but copyright wise no. You are not allowed to
>	derived works based on Google and Microsoft Maps.
>	Stefan

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