[Talk-us] Possible coping from Google Maps

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat Feb 23 01:43:54 UTC 2013

Nothing in that presentation says that Google sourced the data from
Wikipedia, just that Wikipedia and Google had the same coordinates, which in
this case would be from some "official" source. The current data on Google
also differs from Wikipedia.


From: Michael Patrick [mailto:geodesy99 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 5:14 PM
To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Possible coping from Google Maps


> Other than Google Mapmaker is there any other ways that Google's data gets
updated?  ... Does Google import any data from OSM?

I know they import data from Wikipedia. See page 2 of

After seeing the area, I looked it up on WIkipedia and found the location on
GeoHack had two digits transposed in the Lat Long, and this had apparently
propagated to Google Maps. Looks like it has moved but still isn't in the
correct place on Google Maps search, but is correct following from GeoHack
to Google Maps or OSM.


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