[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] Google earth, Google maps

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 15:49:57 UTC 2020


also there's a ruler in JOSM

On Sat., Jun. 13, 2020, 11:45 a.m. Mateusz Konieczny via talk, <
talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> If you were not copying Google Maps then why you were using the ruler?
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> Why using ruler on Google Maps would be even necessary?
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> Jun 13, 2020, 17:31 by talk at openstreetmap.org:
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> i put them as a source i used a ruler on there map.
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> Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:20 AM -05:00 from Mateusz Konieczny via talk <
> talk at openstreetmap.org>:
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> Jun 13, 2020, 16:59 by eric.ladner at gmail.com:
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> Yeah, be careful with Google Maps.  It's owned and created by a company
> and if you copy from it and they can prove it, they could sue the OSM
> Foundation into oblivion.  They used to even have their OWN satellites to
> obtain imagery.  That's serious money.
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> That is not the main problem. Main problem is that it goes our own
> fundamental rules.
> Mappers must not use other maps* even if whoever hold copyright is unable
> to sue for some reason.
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> And "they can prove it" part may be misleading - you are not allowed to
> copy even if you think that
> you can hide the copying so that noone will notice it.
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> *that is more complicated, we are must not copyrighted data on
> incompatible licenes -
> but if you are unsure what it means do not use other maps and ask for help
> before doing this
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> Typically, with local edits, I put "Local knowledge" as the source.
> Sounds more highbrow than "my eyeballs".
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> I usually put survey/memory depending on how recent my data is.
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> IMO, if somebody is challenging one of your local edits, if they are not
> local also, they should be told as much and sent on their way - UNLESS it's
> something that relates to a mapping standard or best practice.  Then, learn
> from your mistakes and move on.
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> +1
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> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 9:32 AM 80hnhtv4agou--- via Talk-us <
> talk-us at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
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> this was a tool on the map that measured distance.
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> Have you copied that map? I am unsure how the distance measuring tool
> relates to "why are you telling me I can not use google as a map source"?
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> Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:29 AM -05:00 from Mateusz Konieczny via Talk-us <
> talk-us at openstreetmap.org>:
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> You are not allowed to use Google Maps as source.
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> Have you used Google Maps to edit OSM?
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> "since all the maps on OSM are old news like in my local area 7 months
> old."
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> FYI, world is larger than your local area.
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> Jun 13, 2020, 16:08 by talk-us at openstreetmap.org:
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> If you people want me to prove my edit by adding a source, and a person
> from the data group as an editor,
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> asks me to prove it, and i redo my edit and he does not get back to me,
> why are you telling me I can not use
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> google as a map source, since all the maps on OSM are old news. like in my
> local area 7 months old.
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