[talk-au] MS imagery

Stephen Hope slhope at gmail.com
Fri Nov 26 01:54:27 GMT 2010


On 26 November 2010 08:57, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excellent. The thought does occur that if one used "source=bing", and
> started tracing now, and for some reason the legal agreement didn't
> eventuate, it would be easy to simply wipe all that data. But that
> would be making life complicated, I suppose.

It's quite possible that they might end up saying - yes it can be
done, but not in certain areas, or some similar restriction.  They get
imagery from a range of suppliers, and would have to check that they
are not breaking any contracts by allowing this.  If they got to the
point where they had agreement for a large portion of the world, they
may decide to proceed in those areas without waiting for the remainder
to be sorted out.

I've had a look at some areas in Queensland - not as detailed as the
nearmap imagery, but pretty good, and covers at least some areas I'm
interested in that nearmap doesn't.  I did a quick check on the roads
layer, and they have some of the same non-existent roads marked that
Google maps and my GPS do, so they must all be sourcing it from the
same database.  I suspect the roads may have been gazetted, but never
built. And not likely to either, the terrain is terrible for a road,
and there's no need for it.

Stephen



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