[OSM-talk] Why do you use Google Maps instead of OSM? Because of buildings...

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Nov 8 20:12:11 GMT 2009


On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Anthony wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:00 AM, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
>> > Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
>> >> Yes, we know that everyone could probably use OSM maps for their
>> >> business website if they spent a week surveying their surrounding area
>> >> / creating custom renderings. But that's not very helpful when they
>> >> can just embed Google instantly and get the same results.
>> >
>> > And how many of their competitors would also be linked to that site via
>> > google's linked advertising?
>>
>> In this case (http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/about_us/map), none,
>> because they plagiarized the map.
>>
>
> and from http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/terms
>
> The material on this site is protected by international copyright and
> trademark laws.
>
> They don't actually claim to own the material.

More to the point, they don't claim to have created the material.  But
they do use the work of others without giving those others credit.
There's no mention of Google, and no mention of Tele Atlas.




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