[talk-au] How many NearMap users do you think have accepted the new CTs and ODbL?

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Tue Apr 26 22:15:03 BST 2011

On Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:24:09 +1000
David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:

> Using my australian test extract from 21/03/2011, I found that 3390
> users have made edits in the area of interest (the Australian extract
> available on osmaustralia.org).
> Of these 3390 users, 536 have used the tag source=nearmap at least
> once.
> Of these 536 users, 134 have agreed to the ODbL+CTs.

In my recent foray into Victoria, I found spots which must have been
mapped from Nearmap, judging from the quality of the mapping and the
lack of street names or POIs.
I haven't done any check to see if those mappers have attributed
Nearmap on a changeset or otherwise. I believe 536 mappers is a minimum
who have used Nearmap.

And if I take 134 as the numerator, and 3390 as the denominator, then I
get 4%. 

This represents a large community who have decided that they are
staying CC-by-SA.

Some of those mappers aren't local and don't count - like stae**er who
traced parts of remote Australia from Google, admitted it and still
hasn't had any attention to his edits from the DWG, although I
pointed out that he had edited over the whole world from his armchair,
and the source of those was likely to be Google as well.
Rosscoe cleaned up Crystal Brook, I cleaned up Marree, and Halls Creek
remains polluted.

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