[OSM-talk] Mapping IoW (I'm a new person with possible interestindoing something)

Timothy Fintan Langner timflang at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 25 17:01:56 BST 2006


I have no intention of copying from copyrighted maps. What I meant was that 
I believe there is nothing in the copyright law against using an up-to-date 
maps to check your work or navigate your way around. As long as you don't 
copy from the map when creating your own maps, one is not liable for 
copyright breeches. So I was thinking, if I did check footpaths, of using 
up-to-date maps to locate the footpaths that need adding (with my eyes) and 
them walk them with my GPS.

Sadly I don't have an up-to-date out of copyright map. I've also just 
noticed that an IoW mailing list exists so I'll be directing my questions on 
to that one from now on.

Thanks for all your answers.

Kind regards

Timothy Langner

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Carden" <tom at tom-carden.co.uk>
To: "Talk Openstreetmap" <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Mapping IoW (I'm a new person with possible 
interestindoing something)

On 4/25/06, Timothy Fintan Langner <timflang at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I am more than happy to map footpaths. I have an up-to-date 1:25 000 map 
> of
> the Isle of Wight so it would be fairly easy for me to find the footpaths
> and then map them.

Using up to date maps is out of the question, unless they are free
from copyright restrictions.  If you have an up to date copyright free
map of the Isle of Wight, speak up quickly, we'll have a workshop to
relocate! ;)

> However I don't want to start mapping somewhere to find it's being done by
> someone else. I also need to be able to get to and from places without any
> big hassles.

We'll be meeting up over the weekend to organise who is going where,
but we'll actually want some places covered more than once.  So long
as we go to as many places as possible, all will be well.

I hope to have some real-time display (on my laptop) of where everyone
has been after the first day, so we can plan where to go for the
second day.  Other people probably have similar ideas, or existing
tools to do the job.

> Having said that if the footpaths exist on out of copyright maps then they
> wouldn't need to be captured. Or would they?

It would still be nice to have recent evidence that the paths still
exist, in the form of GPS traces.

> Am I right in assuming that
> only changes are being captured as opposed to everything? Are the out of
> copyright maps being digitised first?

I'm not sure of the exact status of the out of copyright maps we have,
but it would be nice to get them into a WMS so that we can use them in
the editor as reference when we get home.  The editor can take
multiple WMS URLs as parameters, but I've never seen this in action -
Steve, Mikel, Imi?

> As I have only just come across this, I don't know how it is all be
> organised and carried out.

Specific questions about logistics and so on are probably best aimed
at the iow mailing list:



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