[OSM-talk] Yahoo WMS server?

Chris Browet cbro at semperpax.com
Sat Dec 6 10:04:19 GMT 2008


>
> The Yahoo guys are happy with OSM using their imagery, but we just don't
> know
> about microsoft.
>

AFAIK, even if Yahoo! tolerates that OSM uses their satellite imagery, they
still insist we use their own AJAX API to do so.
As Frederik pointed out for JOSM, it is a PITA for Merkaartor to show Yahoo
maps thru a javascript API rather than going straight to the tiles, but it
is what we have to do.
IMHO, even if a potential Yahoo WMS proxy uses their API, I don't think OSM
using the WMS would meet their condition of use.


>
> (For the record: I have my doubts about Google maps imagery)
>

I'm pretty sure Google denies any derivative work on their imagery. Same for
Microsoft.

Regards
- Chris -
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