[OSM-talk] AND donate entire street network of Netherlands to OSM

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at sxpert.org
Wed Jul 4 16:13:00 BST 2007


Immanuel Scholz wrote:
> 
>> Automotive Navigation Data <http://www.and.com/> (AND) is a leading
>> provider of location, routing, mapping and address management are
>> donating a street network of the entire Netherlands
>> <http://www.and.com/company/newsletter/newsletter10/art01en.php>. Yes,
>> an entire country.
> 
> Really, I try not to be skeptical, but what do they have from "making
> their map available" (hope this is read as in "releasing the stuff under
> CC-By-SA, not something crippled like the Yahoo affair?)
> 
> Looks like AMD sells map data, so what is their buisiness model after
> giving away their maps for free?
> 
> Or are there some implications for OSM in this "partnership" ?
> 
> 
> Ciao, Imi.

I suppose they could use .uk, .be, .de ... as they don't appear to cover 
those areas yet




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