[OSM-talk] Viking vs. GMaps

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 05:20:33 GMT 2008


On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Iván Sánchez Ortega
<ivan at sanchezortega.es>wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> It has come to my attention that Viking (that piece of software some of us
> use
> to see and manage our GPX tracks) has been banned from using Google Maps as
> a
> map background:
>
>
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=492FFE74.6060405%40gmail.com&forum_name=viking-devel
>
>
> Just so you know.
> --
> ----------------------------------
> Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
>

As some users on the forum posted, that's just more incentive to improve
OSM. I've found it very useful to use OSM maps as a background in Viking
when cleaning up my GPX tracks to see where existing data is and also to see
if the track is reasonably accurate.

Karl
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