[OSM-talk] Google Earth terms (was google wms)

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 15:32:54 GMT 2008


On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Gustav Foseid <gustavf at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 03:14:14PM +0100, Gustav Foseid wrote:
>> > In addition, I have had a hard time finding anything in Google Earth
>> terms
>> > that limits tracing, as opposed to Google Maps where this is stated very
>> > clearly.
>>
>> Just searching for "google earth terms of service" gives (among other
>> hits), a combined "Google Maps/Earth Terms of Service" that clearly
>> restricts the making of derivative works[1].
>>
>> [1]: http://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html
>
>
>
> Are those really terms for Google Earth and not for Google Maps? I get a
> Norwegian translation on that URL, that does not mention Google Earth at
> all.
>

The title of the page is:

"Google Maps/Earth Terms of Service" -
http://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html

The paragraph starts:

"By downloading, installing, or using the Google Earth software, accessing
or using the Google Maps service"

So yes, they are really the Google Earth Terms of Service.





>
>
> These are the terms I have found for Google Earth:
> http://earth.google.com/intl/en-US/license.html
>
> These mention that you can only use the images in the Software, which I
> understand to allow tracing as long as it is done with the Google Earth
> trace tool.
>
>  - Gustav
>
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