[OSM-talk] Coastlines

Simon Hewison simon at zymurgy.org
Wed Mar 22 08:40:11 GMT 2006


Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Lars Aronsson]
>> Is this completely unregulated in the U.K.?  What about other
>> countries?
> 
> IT is regulated in Norway too.  See the links at the end of
> <URL:http://developer.skolelinux.no/~pere/gis/openstreetmap/> for the
> relevant law and regulations.

There's an "Open Skies" policy in the UK, which not everyone (some
politicians scared about military secrets being leaked) agrees upon, but
it's the current legislation:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2030966.stm

Some of the classified places, where they look after the nukes, etc have
some "interesting" artistic license on the official Ordnance Survey
maps, like either not being there at all, or made to look like something
else entirely. Sites like multimap that allow maps to be overlaid onto
aerial photography make this sort of deception crystal-clear.

--
Simon Hewison





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