[OSM-talk] Locating objects in Google Maps/Earth

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Tue Feb 24 09:25:38 GMT 2009


2009/2/24 Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>:
> On Monday 23 February 2009 19:52:37 LeedsTracker wrote:
>> E.g. I take a photo of a level crossing, locate in in Google Maps,
>> upload and tag it in WikiMedia Commons - no problem it seems.
>>
>> Is this different from using the same method to adjust the level
>> crossing node in OSM accordingly?
>
> and just suppose that the location of this particular level crossing in google
> maps is an easter egg?


And what if a thousand of us get a thousand level crossing locations
from google maps?... OSM now has all of google's level crossings. I'm
fairly sure they'd complain (or their map provider would).

Please don't use Google Maps when doing OSM. It's just not worth the risk.

Dave




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