[OSM-talk] Grab using OSM Data for route preview

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 05:30:17 UTC 2018


On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Mishari Muqbil <mishari at mishari.net> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Good news overall for the project I suppose, Grab (SE Asia's Uber) is
using data from OSM to do fare calculations as well as display route
previews in their app, making it a high profile use case for OSM Data. Now
if only they would attribute us.
>
> https://www.mishari.net/en/2018/12/grab-osm-data/

Hi Mishari,

I won't comment on whether the attribution to OSM is enough or not. That is
something that is for the OSMF Licencing Working Group to decide. Please
feel free to join the legal-talk mailing list[1] if you want to discuss the
lack of attribution further. But it is already known that Grab uses and
contributes to OSM.

Grab is a Gold Corporate Member of the OSM Foundation and they have a
representative on the Advisory Board by virtue of their Gold corporate
membership:
https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Corporate_Members
https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board

Grab has a dedicated mapping team helping to map and improve the road
network in urban areas where they operate. Their mapping process is
documented on the OSM Wiki and they keep track of their progress on GitHub:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Grab
https://github.com/GRABOSM/Grab-Data

And there has even been a recent article on Quartz on why Grab is doing
this:
https://qz.com/1481849/grab-southeast-asias-biggest-ride-hailing-firm-is-on-a-mapping-spree/

[1] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/legal-talk

~Eugene
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