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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Dec 30 19:07:32 UTC 2016


On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Jack Burke <burkejf3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

I wonder how we would politely license-check Niantic...
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