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

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Wed Apr 26 15:22:51 BST 2006


>The cautions on the website and list, against using copyright sources of
>information to add to OSM, are very sensible, but is there a lack of
>built-in defense, in OSM, against allegations of copyright infringement?
>I am thinking especially of feature names.  Clearly the GPX files
>provide great evidence of someone having physically visited a location
>or traversed a route.  But what provides evidence of someone physically
>collecting the feature name?

Is evidence always easy though? Most hills don't have a sign on them 
telling you their name. However there may be supplementary evidence like a 
sign reading "Footpath to Beacon Hill" on the way to the summit. Also one 
might just "know" the name because it's a well-known local feature. 

Nick









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