[OSM-legal-talk] Tracing from Aerial Imagery
Martijn van Exel
mvexel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 08:25:46 BST 2008
> Question 1 - is that what Ed said?
I believe that is in fact what he has said. It surprised me, because
it leaves a lot of room for debate, and thats why...
> And question 2 - does it make sense,
...I think this could be dangerous waters in a legal sense. I have
been living in Amsterdam for 18 years, so you could argue that at
least all the neighborhoods I've lived in, shopped in, visited close
friends in and went to school in on a regular basis will be very
familiar to me - which they actually are. This comprises roughly half
of the city for which I'd for example know any street name just
looking at an aerial photograph or a blind map. I use this knowledge
on a day-to-day basis when OpenStreetMapping - but how would this
be acknowledged in the license Google supposedly has with their aerial
 Of course, for anything I add or modify, I'll have the traces to
back up that I've been there.
> And question 3 - so I am allowed to trace my house, and my
> neighbour's, and my workplace, and the bakery I visit every morning,
> my birthplace, and my parent's house...?
This remains a question for me as well.
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