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

Christian Quest cquest at openstreetmap.fr
Mon Mar 17 23:30:42 UTC 2014


Nobody remembers Bosch talk at SOTM Tokyo ?

This make me think that the automotive industry is already working on using
OSM data in the not so far future... and Bosch already have a bicycle
oriented GPS using OSM:
http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=6377&locale=en


2014-03-18 0:04 GMT+01:00 Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de>:

> Am 17.03.2014 23:05, schrieb Johan C:
>
>  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?
>>
> for Navigation it's not only about having roads, there are other data
> still missing (or not available sufficiently) in OSM: addresses, turn
> restrictions, lane informations, speed limits, ...
> BTW: if you talk about navigation in the car industry you have to consider
> development cycles of 5...10 years => including OSM takes some time. And:
> it's also about having a tool chain to include and maintain the data into
> the cars (update) which needs to be developed, despite of the wiki type
> fancy tagging scheme (compared to Navtec/Nokia an TeleAtlas/TomTom).
> I'm quite sure that the automotive industry keeps an eye on OSM although
> there is no official statement. [1]    ;-)
>
> BTW car industry: I am aware of talks between an OSMF board member
> (Oliver) an the German car industry in the past years. But he didn't
> provide any details at all about the talks => not a very good behavior for
> an open project, even if you agree to have confidentiality...   :-(
>
>
> Best regards,
> Michael.
>
> for [1]: there was e.g. a semi-public talk of an postgraduate here at
> Munich
>
>
>
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