[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Jul 8 14:21:55 UTC 2020

Google's Terms of Use prevent us reusing their Streetview in OSM, see 
section 2d.

I live in a European country and would prefer that you do not disrespect 
our legal system.

Chris Hill (chillly)

On 08/07/2020 14:57, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> 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 There is a related issue that the information may well be out of date, 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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