[OSM-talk] OSM data and Google Maps

Ed Parsons eparsons at google.com
Tue Nov 2 08:41:21 GMT 2010

Last week Steve Coast contacted us to let us know that he had identified
what may have been OpenStreetMap data in Google Maps of Colombia.  We
investigated the matter and determined that one of our providers had indeed
included OSM data in the data-set they provided to us, once we learned this we
removed the data as quickly as possible.

I would personally like to thank Steve for pointing out this problem to us,
and would like to apologise to the OSM community for the unwitting use
of your work in this way. Although we feel unable to license OSM data at
present, we remain supporters of the project, and we will without question
act in a similar way if the rights of the OSM community and your data is




Ed Parsons,
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