[OSM-legal-talk] How to get geolocation without problem into Wikidata

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Mon May 13 22:14:21 UTC 2019


Hi,

If by "Each wikidata people repeat this operation manually." you mean that
each individual Wikipedia editor makes their own decision about whether to
copy the lat/long, and it is not a coordinated or automated effort (not a
"systematic attempt to aggregate" per the Geocoding Guidelines), then it is
allowed.

(The Substantial Guideline concerns the same underlying principle, but only
gives as an example a different bright line rule, so I do not think it is
useful guidance in your case. If an activity is allowed under the Geocoding
Guideline, it does not matter if the Substantial Guideline would have
already permitted it (and vice versa).)

Best,
Kathleen

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
wrote:

> provided you do it for a substantial part of OpenStreetMap data, from my
> understanding you would trigger ODbL, i.e. you would be creating a
> derivative database.
>
>
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Licence/Community_Guidelines/Substantial_-_Guideline
>
> Cheers, Martin
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