[OSM-talk] Mapping party ready printouts from Merkaartor. Needed?

Ciarán Mooney general.mooney at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 18 16:32:04 GMT 2010


Hi,

> The way they encode the QR code is public insofar that the source code
> to walking papers is FOSS.

That isn't the patented technology. The algorithmn that is able to
calculated the orientation of the paper that is scanned and
re-orientate it (I have never scanned in a piece of paper exactly) is
patented by another individual, but the Walking Papers guys either
have explicit permission to use it or the owner allows non-commercial
use.

Ciarán




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