[Talk-GB] Slow Ways

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 23:00:41 UTC 2020

Well then, we are talking about where the geographic data is derived from.
Nobody has seen the system yet. A sponsor is ESRI, so it could still be an
OSM basemap. Do OS Open Data maps have enough detail to include footpaths?
And does that stop it being 'open'?

On Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 22:08 Mateusz Konieczny via Talk-GB, <
talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Dec 27, 2020, 23:02 by mark at good-stuff.co.uk:
> On 27/12/2020 21:16, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
> It's also unclear (to me) who will own the data. Is this a Google model of
> 'you spend your own time collating the data, we'll own it as soon as you
> upload it to us'?
> One of the FAQs is "Will Slow Ways route information be available under a
> Creative Commons license?", and the answer is "Yes".
> https://slowways.uk/frequently-asked-questions/
> However, that's not really a helpful answer. To be reusable, it doesn't
> just need something published under "a" CC licence. There are several CC
> licences that are incompatible with OSM, and with many possible uses of the
> Slow Ways data.
> For example https://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
> (Commercial use forbidden, Derivative works forbidden) is also a CC licence
> There needs to be a commitment to publishing it under a fully reusable
> licence, compatible with CC-BY, ODbl and OGL. And the open data needs to
> include full geographic coordinates (lines/multilines/polygons), not just
> an overview.
> +1
> If the licence is compatible, I think this could be useful for OSM.
> Although it wouldn't be suitable for creating ways where they don't exists
> in OSM, it could be used to tag ways and relations that already exist, in a
> similar way to the National Cycle Network. But that requires the data to be
> published in a useful format, under a useful licence.
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