[OSM-talk] Random thought...

Callum Noble callum at notthesame.co.uk
Fri Feb 1 23:08:05 GMT 2008

Bruce Cowan wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 17:21 +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> Apropos of nothing in particular, do we still have good contacts and 
>> relations with the Yahoo Mapping team? Do you think that they might be 
>> kind enough to supply us with a report of where in the world they have 
>> imagery past a certain zoom level?
>> That sort of report might come in handy if, say, the OSM project saw the 
>> possibility of their access to Yahoo Imagery data disappearing a year or 
>> two down the line, and wanted to trace as many roads as possible while 
>> it was still available...
> I wonder what will happen when MS buy Yahoo! I suspect our agreement
> will be looked at.

As I understand it there is no special agreement between openstreetmap 
and Yahoo!. It is simply that the license that they release their 
imagery allows the derivation of vector data that can be licensed under 

Can anyone confirm my understanding of this?


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