[Talk-us] Public Domain Non-GPS Data Question

Hilton Long seldom.seen at verizon.net
Fri Feb 27 11:14:18 GMT 2009


This discussion about facts versus "creative spark" relates to a question I
raised earlier about street names, which may only be available on commercial
databases like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft "Live Earth".


I propose that when Google and Yahoo agree that the name of the street is
"Main Street", it is a fact, and no longer possesses that "creative spark"
that might exist if somebody creating an easter egg spelled it "Maine


The counties or municipalities may not have the data in a convenient form,
and street signs may not exist.

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