[OSM-talk] Royal Mail Incorrect OSM Usage
toby.murray at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:14:45 BST 2012
On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On 03/08/2012 03:36, Toby Murray wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM, Robert Norris <rw_norris at hotmail.com>
>>> I think it's nice that the Royal Mail have chosen to use OSM for the
>>> backdrop to their site for Great Britain Golden Postbox listings to
>>> celebrate Team GB successes in the current Olympics:
>>> 1. I think a certain Attribution clause is missing
>>> 2. I think they are merely pointing to the OSM main tileserver
>>> (tile.openstreetmap.org) - this doesn't seem in keeping with the OSM Tile
>>> Usage Policy
>>>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
>>>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_usage_policy
>> First reaction: Make sure everything near those markers is mapped
>> well! (check for license bot damage?)
> And check whether those postboxes are actually mapped in OSM.
> Though I'm not sure how accurate that Gold Post Boxes map is.
> The Bradley Wiggins postbox is listed as "Markey Street, Chorley", but the
> map seems to be pointing to Adlington, a few miles away. And the one for
> Westminster Abbey is marked at Trafalgar Square.
Attribution has been remedied, complete with a twitter apology.
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