[OSM-legal-talk] TeleAtlas data in OSM

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Thu Feb 4 14:14:44 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Stefano Salvador
<stefano.salvador at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I tried to send this to the foundation but I got no response, so I'm trying
> here.
>
> During an edit session I noticed a number of errors near my living
> area [1]. Comparing the area with GMaps [2] reveals too many
> similiraties.
>
> I have compared the OSM data with a dump of TeleAtlas DB which I use
> for work and I discovered that ways and nodes are exactly the same so
> I'm pretty sure that this data was uploaded from a similar dump.
>
> The changesets are all of the user "moleilbevi" [3].
>
> Other users have mapped the area before this "disaster" so is not easy
> for me deleting only the ways copied.

Hi Stefano.

I've forwarded this to the data working group for their information.

I suppose it is also possible that this data comes from one
unencumbered source to both OSM and TeleAtlas, so this might not be a
problem.  Have you contacted this user to find out?

Best regards,
Richard




More information about the legal-talk mailing list