[Talk-GB] New Scientist article on Google/CASA/Ordnance Survey
gravitystorm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 11:36:46 BST 2007
On 8/23/07, Keith Sharp <kms at passback.co.uk> wrote:
> There is an article in this weeks New Scientist (25 August 2007, Page
> 28) about a 3D model of London created by the Centre for Advanced
> Spatial Awareness (CASA) at University College London. Apparently
> the model was to be integrated with Google Earth but the data was
> derived for the OS MasterMap and Google was unable to agree licencing
> terms with the OS. According to the article Google wanted to pay a
> fixed fee but the OS was was looking to use their standard terms based
> on how many people access the data.
> >From an OSM point of view there are two good things about this article:
> 1) OSM is explicitly mentioned in the article as a challenger to the
> current OS business model.
With a quote from Steve Coast appearing in the box-out too - double
value. This is the kind of stuff we want in every article about the
> 2) It is publicity about the problems with the OS attitude to data and
> in a widely read, respected, magazine.
> The article, though short, is well worth a read. There are some great
> quotes about the OS being a dinosaur and failing to adapt to Web 2.0.
> There also seems to be coverage in the Guardian, I don't know if it
> mentions OSM.
>  http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19526184.600-virtual-london-shelved-in-row-over-map-costs.html
>  http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/
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