[OSM-legal-talk] Tracing from Aerial Imagery

Tim Waters (chippy) chippy2005 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 11:02:48 BST 2008


a recording (over 3 youtube videos) of Ed Parsons & Mapmaker can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ikiyamaps



On 8/1/08, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Has the recording of that session been made live?
>
>
>
>  On 31 Jul 2008, at 17:14, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  >    this question is directed at those that were present during the
>  > questions session following Ed Parsons' talk at this year's SOTM.
>  >
>  > If I remember correctly, Ed had just explained that Google needed to
>  > buy
>  > extra "tracing licenses" for aerial imagery to be used in Map Maker,
>  > and
>  > that these licenses were more expensive than the ordinary "display
>  > licenses".
>  >
>  > Someone then said that Google Earth already has a built-in feature to
>  > trace from *any* Google imagery, and why that was allowed when Google
>  > didn't have those licenses.
>  >
>  > And in response Ed made a distinction that I had not heard in all
>  > those
>  > "aerieal imagery tracing" discussions. If I remember correctly, he
>  > said
>  > (more or less): As long as you trace something with which you have a
>  > personal relation - e.g. a bike route that you actually travelled, or
>  > the house that you live in - it's ok. It starts to become "not ok"
>  > only
>  > when you begin large-scale tracing of terrain that you have no
>  > personal
>  > relationship with.
>  >
>  > Question 1 - is that what Ed said? And question 2 - does it make
>  > sense,
>  > legally? 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,
>  > and
>  > my birthplace, and my parent's house...?
>  >
>  > Bye
>  > Frederik
>  >
>  > --
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>
>  Steve
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