[OSM-talk] Are Yahoo street maps legal? (as JOSM WMS layer via desktopwms)

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 04:14:36 GMT 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Valent Turkovic
<valent.turkovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that Google Map layer is not legal to use and draw upon it but
> is Yahoo maps legal to use?
> I know that Yahoo satelite wms layer is legal to use in OSM but I'm
> asking about Yahoo map with streets.

You're asking if its legal to "use", but you mean, is it legal to *trace* from.

Answer: no.

Presumably the reason layers like that have been set up is to assist
with orientation, context, comparison etc. But you shouldn't go any
further than "Hmm, Yahoo is showing some streets in this area that OSM
doesn't have. I'll load up the aerial imagery and investigate."


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