[Gfoss] [Geodata] [Not free geodata] Google MapMaker

(scusate cross-posting)

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From: François Van Der Biest <francois.vanderbiest@camptocamp.com>
Date: 2008/6/25
Subject: [Geodata] [Not free geodata] Google MapMaker
To: geodata@lists.osgeo.org

Do you know http://www.google.com/mapmaker ?

This application will enable Google to create a vector database on
countries not covered by proprietary geodata (navtech, teleatlas ...),
by letting its users digitalize on google rasters.

Will it be a strong competitor for OSM ?
Not for me in any case, as long as the terms of use state that :
"By submitting User Submissions to the Service, you give Google a
perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive
license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly
perform, publicly display, distribute, and create derivative works of
the User Submission."

A nice move anyway.

This might be worth an official OSGeo position, don't you think ?
I would not like to see users fooled in contributing to this "geodata


PS : OSM guys have already made a response :
Geodata mailing list


Piergiorgio Cipriano

("perchè la terra dei cachi è la terra dei cachi ..!")