[OSM-talk] Compromising our neutrality by advertising on the map

Robert T Wyatt robert.wyatt at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jul 3 14:53:14 BST 2007


Corey Burger wrote:
> Maps, like encyclopedias, are largely expected to be
> free of commercial interests in the data they provide. Can you imagine
> if Navteq decided to advertise over the TeleAtlas HQ with a "Better
> maps at Navteq" or simply not mapped them at all?

Where I'm from, all maps (except USGS) have advertising. And Navteq
does list certain businesses but not others.

Having said that, I would at least ask that the ads be as unobtrusive
is possible.




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