[talk-au] Road Tags - source copyright

Ian Sergeant isergean at hih.com.au
Thu Nov 15 03:26:11 GMT 2007

Hi Mark,

You cannot use a street directory, or google maps, whereis, or any of the
other numerous copyright sources for any form of OSM data.

Even the department of lands information is copyrighted, and cannot be

Generally, your sources are GPS traces, yahoo imagery, and observation or
local knowledge for street names, and hierarchy tags.  Look at the wiki
pages for guidelines.


talk-au-bounces at openstreetmap.org wrote on 15/11/2007 12:47:43 PM:

> Hello AU mappers,
> I've just started playing around with the Potlatch editor on OSM,
> entering some local streets in my neighbourhood & was wondering
> about the road tag hierachy & copyright source.
> Is it ok to use a <insert-brand-name-here> street directory to set
> the highway tags or not?
> I'm not sure if this info is from the public domain (RTA?) or not.
> Mark T.
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