[Talk-us] Possible coping from Google Maps

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 15:21:38 UTC 2013


I don't get why the assumption is this is copying from Google.  It sure
looks like this user lives in the area, and has likely seen this
interchange in person, or maybe read about it in the news or something.  It
would not be too much of a stretch for someone to sketch in the new roads
based on other sources.  Regardless, the idea I just gave, like the
original post, is speculation.  If you're concerned, contact the user
directly FIRST, as suggested here:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FAQ#I_think_someone.27s_been_entering_copyrighted_data_-_how_do_we_deal_with_that.3F

Cheers, Brad

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 12:18 AM, James Mast <rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  The user who added the interchange has no GPS traces listed for his
> account.
>
> --James
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:05:52 -0600
> From: claysmalley at gmail.com
> To: rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com
> CC: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
>
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Possible coping from Google Maps
>
> If I weren't confined to my phone right now, I'd check it myself, but are
> there any GPS tracks along the new interchange?
> On Feb 20, 2013 9:58 PM, "James Mast" <rickmastfan67 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>  I just happened to spot a place where there is a possible coping from
> Google Maps.
>
>
> http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/?mt0=mapnik&mt1=googlemapmaker&lon=-75.5301&lat=40.07484&zoom=16
>
> While it doesn't look exact on the curves, the places where the ramps
> start/end/merge seems to be an exact match to Google's.  The only reason
> I'm bringing this up is because of Bing Imagery not even showing the
> construction, let along the completion, of this new interchange on the PA
> Turnpike (I-76).
>
> This interchange was added in Changeset 14937179. -
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/14937179
>
> Anybody else have a comment on this changeset.  Also, anybody who has
> previous experence with the user that did this change be willing to contact
> him?
>
> --James
>
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