[OSM-talk] Deletions in Korea

Hong, Yongmin lists at revi.pe.kr
Mon Jul 13 22:10:57 UTC 2015


Hmm, I think he is correct. There are so many millitary facility in S.Korea
than you expect. (For example, there was an army barrack in front of my old
house where I lived 10 years ago. It was near the Seoul. I still can find
the barrack in OSM.)

Well, another regulation is that if you want to host map data on foreign
country you need an approval of local authorities. [1] (IANAL too, maybe
some misunderstanding from my side) Hence Google is fetching Korean Maps
data from local company instead of Google itself. (You'll notice the SK
(blah blah) in the side of the screen which is hosting the data.)

And... yeah, while I was doing my duties as administrator of Korean
Wikipedia (resigned now), I have seen few complaints that Wikipedia is
hosting the confidential informations and I can be prosecuted for hosting
it. [2]

[1]: Ministry of Land and Transportation, to mention the name.
[2]: However, I haven't received any letters from authorities, nor visitors
from NIS.

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2015. 7. 13. 오전 10:58에 "Max" <abonnements at revolwear.com>님이 작성:

> Sure, Naver and Daum Maps are heavily censored in Korea. A Korean
> cartography professor told me that up to 20% of South Korean territory
> is censored. I personally think it is more around 10%.
>
> As a site hosted in Great Britain, I suppose that South Korea has no
> jurisdiction over OpenStreetMap.
>
> Not a lawyer, but for someone like you, who is living in South Korea it
> is likely to be illegal to map censored things on OpenStreetMap. However
> I don't see what would refrain someone who is not in South Korea to do so.
>
> By the way, wikipedia is writing about the location too:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Intelligence_Service_%28South_Korea%29
>
> You can also get a list of South Korean nuclear power plants with
> coordinates on wikipedia. You won't find them on korean maps. Just like
> most airports in SK.
>
>
>
> On 2015년 06월 30일 15:14, Hong, Yongmin wrote:
> > I suppose that the NIS HQ is removed as local law stating NIS HQ is
> > classified as 'somewhat security and shouldn't be public' zone [1] and
> > is excluded from local maps such as Naver Map, Daum Map, etc etc. IIRC
> > local law enforces local map publishers from posting the location but
> > that's not our case.
> >
> > [1] I don't remember the exact name... :p
> >
> >
> > 2015. 6. 30. 오전 8:26에 "Andrew Errington" <erringtona at gmail.com
> > <mailto:erringtona at gmail.com>>님이 작성:
> >
> >     I agree.  Certainly 32029119 should be reverted.
> >
> >     I contacted the user, but I didn't get a response.  Also, I see that
> >     someone else has queried the NIS building edit, but didn't get a
> >     response.
> >
> >     Andrew
> >
> >     On 30 June 2015 at 01:16, Max <abonnements at revolwear.com
> >     <mailto:abonnements at revolwear.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Hi List,
> >
> > the user jbeank did some strange edits.
> >
> > he deleted the National Intelligence Service HQ south of Seoul,
> > a kind
> > of South Korean CIA.
> > http://osmhv.openstreetmap.de/changeset.jsp?id=32029119
> >
> > So I looked at some other edits of that user:
> >
> > He edited some details along the DMZ, and added a mosque in Daejon
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/32003914
> >
> > And the border between Turkey and Syria:
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/31958075#map=16/36.7058/38.9604
> >
> > Which is notable because of
> >
> http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Feb-24/288559-missing-korean-teen-at-isis-training-camp.ashx
> >
> > I can't quite understand the motivations and connections between the
> > edits, but some of this should probably be reverted.
> >
> > m.
> >
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