[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] Beware Pokemon users

Jack Burke burkejf3 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 19:00:22 UTC 2016

They're using the same map they used in Ingress, a game they launched when still part of Google. That one is known to have come from Google. It makes sense that any map databases they had when the break happened would still be owned by the company; they just wouldn't have maps that included changes since then. 

A co-worker plays that game, and he and I compared Pokémon places in our area with the ones in that game, and they're identical. 

Typos courtesy of fancy auto spell technology

On December 30, 2016 9:40:56 AM EST, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 7:14 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Targeting Pokemon contributors falls into a trap... the assumption
>that a
>> particular activity/group are all inclined to vandalism.
>Another trap, too:  Assuming that Niantic and/or Nintendo are using
>OpenStreetMap for this game.  And if they are, then they're doing so
>without attribution.  Without any attribution and with Niantic no
>part of Alphabet (Google's parent company), it's not clear where
>getting their map from.
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