[HOT] Use of satellite imagery for HOT educational material on the OSM wiki - MapBox comes through again!

Andrew Buck andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 16:48:40 UTC 2014


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Ahh, very good idea.  I never even thought of asking mapbox about it,
but yeah that is a much cleaner solution.  Thanks once again to the
people at MapBox who I really need to start thinking of more often.  :)

- -AndrewBuck


On 09/09/2014 11:44 AM, Blake Girardot wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> This topic came up when talking about a guide for interpreting
> satellite imagery: Could we legally use screenshots of satellite
> images for such a guide or other educational uses.
> 
> I wrote the OSM License Working Group and asked them if it would be
> ok to use satellite imagery from Bing or could we get permission.
> Simon Poole referred me to MapBox instead since the imagery is the
> same usually and he felt logistically it would be much easier and
> quicker to find the right person to speak with at MapBox.
> 
> Well, of course he was correct and Alex Barth from MapBox gave us 
> permission to use screenshots of their imagery right away. Below is
> a copy of the email he sent to me:
> 
> -------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: Question about
> using screen shots of Bing imagery for an identification guide on
> the OSM wiki Date:     Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:23:29 -0700 From:
> Alex Barth <alex at ...com> To:     Simon Poole <simon at ...org> CC:
> Blake Girardot <bgirardot at ...com>, Paul Goodman <paul at ...com>
> 
> 
> Blake -
> 
> Please go ahead and use screenshots from Mapbox Satellite for any
> public wiki documentation for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team.
> Consider this email an express permission :)
> 
> Cheers and thanks for all your hard work!
> 
> Alex
> 
> ----------------------------------------
> 
> Thank you very much Alex and Simon.
> 
> Cheers, Blake
> 
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