[OSM-talk] What the license change is going to do to the map

Matt Williams lists at milliams.com
Wed Feb 9 18:12:50 GMT 2011

On 9 February 2011 19:02, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Matt Williams <lists at milliams.com> wrote:
>> On 9 February 2011 18:43, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> But that's got nothing to do with the licensing change - that's an
>>>> issue of you ripping off Google Maps.
>>> It has nothing at all to do with me ripping off Google Maps.  And
>>> regardless of the *reason* the contributions are deleted, the *impact*
>>> is going to be the same.
>>> Bottom line, due to the board's utter lack of comprehension with
>>> regard to copyright law, they have deemed it necessary to decimate the
>>> map.  That's true of the ODbL switch, and that's true of the deletion
>>> of my contributions.
>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=28.0748&lon=-82.5394&zoom=14&layers=M
>> So what I think we should all do is roll up our sleeves and just remap
>> this area from the usual sources (aerial imagery if necessary) and it
>> will be back to normal before long.
> I agree.  Hopefully you can make it even better than it was before.
> I'd definitely appreciate it.

I'm not a local at all so all I can do is 'armchair mapping' for this
area. It looks like some of the ways that have been removed were
previously imported from TIGER. It would be helpful if there was a
TIGER layer that we could use as a background image for things like
street names and to see obvious places there are gaps.

Are there any locals to the area who could get involved? If we're
remapping the area we may as well take the time to improve it too.
with things like POIs, turn restrictions etc.

Matt Williams

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