[OSM-talk] Okay, this is just cool (Lockport, NY)

andrzej zaborowski balrogg at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 09:10:53 BST 2011


On 3 April 2011 09:29, Ed Avis <eda en waniasset.com> wrote:
> Could you forward Google's reply to this list?

I probably can since this is an inquiry about Google stuff. (I followed up)

On Friday April 01, 2011 2:21 PM, Ed Parsons <eparsons en google.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrzej
>
> What do you want to do?  the relevant clause in the terms of service is..
>
> 2(e) use the Products in a manner that gives you or any other person access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of any Content, including but not limited to numerical latitude or longitude coordinates, imagery, and visible map data;
>
> so checking the odd street names is OK.. but every street name I would suggest would represent a bulk feed.
>
> Surely OSM is complete and up to date in those areas where street view is available ?
>
> On 31 March 2011 21:25, Andrzej Zaborowski <andrew.zaborowski en intel.com<mailto:andrew.zaborowski en intel.com>> wrote:
> Hello Ed,
>
> I'm writing to you because you've been responsive the last time I had
> a question about Google Maps services, thanks.
>
> There's some demand for a source of information like Google Street
> View, for use as a mapping aid for us, OpenStreetMappers.  Do you
> think there's any chance of that happening?  As you know we take
> Terms of Use seriously, so we'd need a statement from someone
> like you that it's Ok for us to use Google Street View.  It would be
> wonderful help to this project, really.
>
> Cheers,
> Andrew
>
> On 31 March 2011 22:10, andrzej zaborowski <balrogg en gmail.com<mailto:balrogg en gmail.com>> wrote:
>> On 31 March 2011 18:23, Ed Avis <eda en waniasset.com<mailto:eda en waniasset.com>> wrote:
>>> Has anyone simply asked Google for permission to use Google Street View as a
>>> mapping aid?
>>
>> For the record, in East Europe where Google Street View has no
>> coverage, there's a an almost identical service provided by Norc.ro,
>> who explicitly allow usage in OSM.  And I have to say it's extra
>> useful, you can usually see all of the street signs, phone numbers on
>> shops' front windows and many other things.  If you've missed
>> something during survey you can go back "virtually" and fix it.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>
>
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