[talk-au] Sourcing street names form existing maps

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 05:35:40 GMT 2007

I'd be cautious of using these maps even for street names, whether it
was legal or not, because they are so often wrong.  100m down the road
from my house in Brisbane is a street where every map I've seen (and
Whereis, my gps - everybody) has a different name to what is on the
road signs.  My aunt in Bellingen lives on a road that has one name on
my GPS map, a different name in the local Bellingen tourist map, and a
third one on the street sign.  If you do end up cross-checking against
a map, I'd only mark it as a potential conflict to check, don't assume
the map must be right.

Stephen Hope

On Nov 24, 2007 3:16 PM, Matt White <mattwhite at iinet.com.au> wrote:
> I realise this topic has sort of been discussed before, but I'm still
> curious about the copyright implications of using a street map to source or
> cross check street names (and only street names). Is it a closed issue
> because someone has actually received legal advice indicating that, or is it
> just nobody has any real idea, and erring on the side of caution seems
> better way?

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