[OSM-talk] Royal Mail Incorrect OSM Usage

Toby Murray 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>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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:
>>>
>>> http://www.goldpostboxes.com/
>>>
>>> 1. I think a certain Attribution clause is missing[1]
>>> 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[2]
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
>>> [2] 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.

https://twitter.com/royalmailnews/status/231381561604440064

Toby



More information about the talk mailing list