[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] OpenStreetMap Isn't All That Open, Let's Change That and Drop Share-Alike

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 22:05:04 UTC 2014

So we're wondering why OpenStreetMap, being better (superior?) than Google
in map data, is not used by commercial companies like BMW. Is there a
native German on this list who can ask BMW why they're not using OSM?

2014-03-17 21:55 GMT+01:00 Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de>:

> Am 17.03.2014 04:53, schrieb Hans Schmidt:
>  If I, as a company, would use some map provider, I would definitely go
>> for "at least everywhere a minimum level of coverage" instead of only a
>> few places with excellent coverage.
> There was a comparison about Google and OSM a fow years ago. It showed
> that even on some non-European countries (e.g. Africa) a lot of citties are
> mapped better in OSM than Google: at least at that time there was no
> financial benefit for the commercial map providers to map all these places.
> Maybe this improved a little bit, but I don't think so...
> Best regards,
> Michael.
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