[OSM-legal-talk] Substantial meaning

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Apr 23 22:58:13 BST 2009


Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> If the extraction needs an automated tool, then it is substantial.

Uh. This means that even the answer to the question "what is the name of 
the street at lat=12.345 lon=45.789" would be a substantial extract 
because you cannot possibly "peer through the XML" to find that out 
(imagine the time it needs to determine the nodes in the vicinity, then 
find the ways using these nodes and compute which of them comes near 
that location).

Then again,

> Filtering out all amenity=pub in a 
> small area is not substantial (e.g. all pubs in a 100m x 100m bbox - again, 
> just peer through the XML with *any* text editor and Ctrl+F)

your raw XML processing capabilites seem to vastly exceed mine ;-)


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