[OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] Yahoo and OSM

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Thu Mar 29 12:11:40 BST 2007


A very strong +1 to that.
Where the yahoo imagery is available it really can improve the speed
(and quality) of mapping.
If you look at Yahoo coverage on the London page
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Image:London-yahoo-coverage.gif
) you will see that there are great swathes of London inside the M25
that need mapping - particularly NW and SE suburban areas.
The availability of imagery, and particularly within as many of the
editing tools as possible, will surely facilitate this mapping.
What we also need is more active mappers - remember mapping from imagery
can be done by folks without GPS (just needing to visit the streets for
names, POIs etc).
So lets keep working WITH Yahoo to try to resolve this.
Thanks to Mikel (and others) for your continuing efforts.

Cheers
STEVE

Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk

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http://www.soc.org.uk/
Mind the (Map) Gap:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5413010.stm


-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Abigail Brady
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:46 AM
To: talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] [OSM-legal-talk] Yahoo and OSM


On 3/29/07, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
> Suddenly, all of our creativity is spent on trying to comply with 
> Yahoo's license restrictions.  Are these satellite tiles really worth 
> all that effort?

In central London, hell yes.

-- 
Abi

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