[OSM-talk] [Talk-GB] Corporate Cartographers accused of demolishing history. (make press release?)

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 29 13:43:50 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 12:31 +0100, Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
> Tim Dobson wrote:
> > "Whereas Ordnance Survey maps were designed for the military, and 
> > churches were added simply as useful landmarks,
> No one here seems to have mentioned that the reason that on-line maps
> aren't as good as OS maps is that OS won't give out the information
> (at
> least not at a reasonable price), so TeleAtlas, NavTeq, AND etc. have
> to
> spend millions of man hours collecting it all again, and they don't
> have
> the need to add all the bits and pieces. Hopefully once we (i.e. OSM)
> collect the data, it won't need to be collected again.

The point was raised in the BBC TV report (watch the iPlayer video
embedded in the BBC article).


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