[OSM-talk] FCC public documents license and submarine cables mapping

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Tue Apr 16 15:52:09 UTC 2019


Google, yes. Google's lawyers, no ;)

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 4:07 AM Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> Actually I think the more important question is: doesn't google have a
> better method to create a background map than screenshots? :-)
> (particularly noticeable due to the POI pins in the 2nd and third
> illustrations).
> Am 13.04.2019 um 16:47 schrieb Fran├žois Lacombe:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Google is currently rolling out several submarine telecommunication cable
> systems and Amercian FCC actually publishes application documents
> describing them.
>
> Such one regards the Dunant system between Virginia Beach and
> Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in France
> https://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=1650796
>
> As the application document shows maps of landings and global Atlantic
> Ocean route, I'm technically able to add it to OSM as several other
> submarine systems already exists there.
>
> Are you aware of license issues regarding FCC documents which would
> prevent us to take data from them?
>
> All the best
>
> Fran├žois
>
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