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

Gustav Foseid gustavf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 15:58:26 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk> wrote:

> The English version is clearly titled as I have already indicated
> "Google Maps/Earth Terms of Service".  The main page heading says
> "Google Maps/Google Earth Terms and Conditions".

That is a very interesting difference, and certainly put things in a
different light. I just double checked, and without explicitly

> See[1].  That's clear enough to me, but maybe we should get Google to
> clarify these terms, and ensure other languages are also up‐to‐date?

A clarification would certainly be appreciated, especially since Google
Earth has a tracing tool that propbably has at least some legitimate usage.
Anyone having contacts in Google that could help clarify?

> > These are the terms I have found for Google Earth:
> > http://earth.google.com/intl/en-US/license.html
> That mainly covers the Google Earth software and not much about the
> content.

I just double checked my (Norwegian) installation og Google Earth, and the
Norwegian translation of those are the only license terms referenced there.

 - Gustav
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