[HOT] India ban on "unofficial maps"
arun.planemad at gmail.com
Fri May 13 18:58:43 UTC 2016
The open data community has collected shared notes and responses to the
The idea is definitely to respond with a better alternative. No comment has
been made to the Government so far.
On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 11:45 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> Hey Sajjad,
> Have you also sent comments directly to the government? You said you were
> collecting responses, is that in form other than "this is bad". I am no
> expert on India but some of my other contacts on my trip this week have
> said they are looking for ways to make suggestions of a better approach (I
> am not sure what this would be).
> On May 13, 2016 8:58 AM, "Sajjad Anwar" <me at sajjad.in> wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> Ralph - thanks for bringing this here. A few of us have started a
>> campaign and collecting responses to the ministry to reduce the scope
>> of this bill. You can follow the conversations on
>> The bill in it's current state is very unlikely to get approved. Will
>> keep you posted.
>> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:06 AM, Carissa Brittain
>> <carissa.brittain at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The article in Geospatial World
>> > (http://geospatialworld.net/Professional/ViewBlog.aspx?id=477) has a
>> link to
>> > the May 5 draft of the bill
>> > (
>> > but it doesn't seem to be complete.
>> > Techdirt's article
>> > (
>> > seems to have a more complete version:
>> > 'Carissa Brittain
>> > On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Ralph Aytoun <
>> ralph.aytoun at ntlworld.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> An item for discussion.
>> >> This particular scenario existed when I was working for Philip’s and we
>> >> had to send to India for prior approval, an exact copy of any map of
>> >> that we would include in any of our atlases. It appears that India is
>> >> to roll this out further.
>> >> Is this something HOT will have to get prior permission for in the
>> >> of a natural disaster? It certainly appears that way.
>> >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36276754
>> >> Regards
>> >> Ralph Aytoun
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