[OSM-talk] Licence of Soviet military topographic maps

Frédéric Bonifas fredericbonifas at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 21:17:26 BST 2010


Ok so it has to be removed from the "Out-of-copyright maps" page of
the wiki right ?

Frédéric

Le 23 juin 2010 22:12, Kirill Bestoujev <bestoujev at gmail.com> a écrit :
> No, they are not out of copyright. All the rights of USSR were
> transfered to Russian Federation. Neither USSR, nor Russian Federation
> ever transferred those maps to public domain or in any other way
> allowed free use of them. Most of that maps were stolen from exUSSR
> military bases in republics, which separated from USSR in 90-s.
>
> In Russia disclosing of such maps (not 100k, they were openly
> publiched, but 50k) is still a crime - treason. There was such a case
> a month ago.
>
> SO: old USSR military maps are not allowed to be used in OSM.
>
> Kirill
>
> 2010/6/23 Frédéric Bonifas <fredericbonifas at gmail.com>:
>> Replying to myself, these maps are out of copyright according to our wiki :
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Out-of-copyright_maps#Old_maps_found_elsewhere_on_the_web
>>
>> Frédéric
>>
>> Le 23 juin 2010 21:47, Frédéric Bonifas <fredericbonifas at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Looking for data sources on Kyrgyzstan, I came across soviet military
>>> topographic maps. This is for Osh for example :
>>> http://en.poehali.org/maps/100k--k43-122.html
>>>
>>> According to Wikipedia, it is in the Public domain :
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Maps/Source_materials
>>>
>>> The goal would be to trace over these maps in Openstreetmap.
>>>
>>> Could someone confirm me that these Soviet military topographic maps
>>> are in the PD ?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> Frédéric
>>>
>>
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