[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names
mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 13:57:56 UTC 2020
On 07/07/2020 18.04, Paul Allen wrote:
> Copyright prevents us using Google Streetview for mapping, but we
> can use it for illustrative purposes.
Honestly, I would *strongly* question whether that is enforceable in the
US (maybe it is in some overprotective European nations?). When I take a
picture of something, the *expression* of the scene I capture is subject
to copyright, but the *subject matter* is not. (Well, not subject to
*my* copyright, anyway; something like a sculpture or building can be
copyrighted by the creator thereof.) Neither Google nor anyone else can
copyright facts by recording them in a photograph.
There is a related issue that the information may well be out of date,
but I honestly can't see an enforceable copyright claim.
Now, that said, if you are trying to derive accurate geoposition
information from Google, you *might* have an issue. I cannot, however,
see an enforceable claim of something like "such-and-such intersection
has a 'no left turns' sign".
> Because if you followed that Streetview walk, you'd have countered 33
> dwellings in that terrace. It's nice to be able to give them addresses.
Yes, they *absolutely* should have at least individual addresses,
please! My prior residence "doesn't exist" in OSM because the single
building only has the address of the unit two over from mine. This makes
it harder for someone to find said house using OSM.
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