[Spam?] Re: google earth - [was: Re: Another simple GPS+GPRSidea]

Sam Kome sam.kome at motricity.com
Tue Nov 28 18:16:50 CET 2006

I _love_ the idea of openstreetmap, but truly doubt that it will retain
enough dedicated participants over time.  Initial capture is not enough;
eternal vigilance is needed to recapture the data everytime a bulldozer
appears or a planning committee renumbers the addresses. 

Reverse engineering street addresses/locations should be perfectly legal
anywhere but say, all of Myanmar, or the thousands of restricted areas
in the USA.  


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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:21 AM
To: community at lists.openmoko.org
Subject: Re: [Spam?] Re: google earth - [was: Re: Another simple

On 11/28/06, Sam Kome <sam.kome at motricity.com> wrote:
> I have a bit of experience in GIS data and applications. Okay, a lot.
> Sean is absolutely right about the rarity and high price of street
> not to mention the legal rights problems which can drag in Queens and
> Kings.

The more I read about Open Street Map, the more I like it:

Would this bother any Kings or Queens? It's not stealing someone elses
work, just refusing to pay for it and making ones own.


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