[OSM-talk] Actually using OpenStreetMap and the usability of the current maps

Brian Quinion openstreetmap at brian.quinion.co.uk
Mon Jul 28 16:08:02 BST 2008

>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_capitals
>>> If I can use that, then I can find all the capitals, and just tag them.
>> How about geonames database - is that usable?

> We cannot use data from geonames as the data is derived from Google Maps.
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-May/014038.html
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Geonames

Sorry - let me me more precise.  I was referring to the original us
goverment database of the same name:


My understanding as that all US data of this type is in the public domain.


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