[OSM-talk] google wms

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Dec 24 14:27:19 GMT 2008


On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 03:14:14PM +0100, Gustav Foseid wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Hard validation wasn't the point.  The point was to make the user think
> > twice, just as with Richard's comment on using GPSBabel to convert KML
> > to GPX, then having to munge it to add timestamps.  You can bypass such
> > a check in the editor just as easily, but either method allows the
> > editor to tell the user why there's a problem.
> 
> Let us not make this a KML-problem. 

Nobody was.  Please see the comment in the email referred to earlier in
the thread about trying to upload GPX traces converted from KML.  The
email was about importing KML:

http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/dev/2008-September/011891.html

Now I think there’s a valid point about most KML being from Google, but
we’re not actually talking about KML in this thread, we’re talking about
using GoogleWMS to derive from Google data.

Please don’t detract from the point of my mail about having a check to
prevent uploads of data known to be from Google (or another source that
has incompatible terms, let’s not just discriminate against Google).

The thread itself started with the subject of GoogleWMS, so I’m not the
one turning it into a KML problem here. ☺

Simon
-- 
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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