[Talk-GB] Transport for London Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) map.

Thomas Wood grand.edgemaster at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 16:03:06 BST 2009


It's been raised here before, and yes, it is far too restrictively licenced! :(

2009/9/22 Chris Andrew <cjhandrew at gmail.com>:
> Hi, guys.
>
> Just thought I'd post this link, because on the face of it, it's
> REALLY annoying.
>
> Transport for London (TFL) are trialling a speed limiting system (ISA)
> that if successful will be fitted to vehicles nationwide. In order for
> the GPS controlled sensor to tell whether you are speeding or not, it
> needs a map (currently of London) of where the speed limits start and
> stop (with me so far?).
>
> The annoying thing is, it says here [0] that the map has been
> developed by TFL and:
>
> "The ISA Advisory Map must be downloaded directly from the TfL website
> by the User and must not be transferred from one TomTom® to another.
> No other use of the ISA Advisory Map may be made by the User,
> including but not limited to modifying, adapting, amending,
> publishing, broadcasting, posting and copying the same.   Permission
> for any other type of use must be obtained - TfL Customer Services may
> be contacted for details. "
>
> The map seems to be in a kml format. It infuriates me that in this day
> and age, TFL can produce a product that is so closed.
>
> Anyway, just thought I'd raise awareness...aarghhh!
>
> [0] http://www.tfl.gov.uk/termsandconditions/8780.aspx
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris.
>
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Thomas Wood
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