[Talk-GB] New Scientist article on Google/CASA/Ordnance Survey

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Thu Aug 23 11:37:29 BST 2007


On 23 Aug 2007, at 11:36, Andy Allan wrote:

> On 8/23/07, Keith Sharp <kms at passback.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> There is an article in this weeks New Scientist (25 August 2007, Page
>> 28)[1] about a 3D model of London created by the Centre for Advanced
>> Spatial Awareness (CASA)[2] 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
> incumbents.

oh oh oh what did I say?

have fun,

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