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On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Arun Ganesh <arun.plane...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I would assume that the "data" they are referring to is the
>>
>> user-generated content on their website.  They cannot license the maps
>> themselves under CC BY-SA since those are licensed to them by Google.
>
>
> So this would be placemark text descriptions and not the geographical
> coordinate data. that would make sense. In any case, its a very misleading
> announcement of no real value to wikipedia.
>
> And the text itself has been added from various sources and cannot be
> considered clean. In many instances you will find text and images from
> wikipedia articles in there. So they were actually holding cc-by-sa content
> i their database under a cc-by-nc all this while. The map data will continue
> to be copyright as far as I see it.
>
>>
>>
>> See below:
>>
>> Terms of Service:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> F. All User Submissions of all users and all Wikimapia Data are freely
>> available for commercial and non-commercial use under Creative Commons
>> license Attribution-ShareAlike through WikiMapia website, WikiMapia
>> API and other current or future WikiMapia services.
>> G. Public use of Wikimapia Data and it's derivatives requires special
>> conditions:
>> a. Link to Wikimapia data original url, if viewed from any web browser
>> b. Mention of "Wikimapia.org" (with a link to http://wikimapia.org, if
>> viewed from any web browser)
>>
>> Extracted from their terms of service:
>>
>> http://wikimapia.org/terms_reference.html
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Arun Ganesh <arun.plane...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala
>> > <arjunar...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Check out:
>> >> http://wikimapia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=9878#p194763
>> >>
>> >> A welcome change!
>> >> Hope this will increase the quality of maps in Wiki Projects.
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks Arjuna, this is a very interesting development. And there is
>> > something quite not right about this announcement. Wikimapia maps are
>> > derived from data given by google through its api. The derived data
>> > inherits
>> > google copyright and is not cc-by-sa compatible. Moreover, the blog
>> > mentions
>> > the data is under cc-by-sa, but I dont think there is any mechanism to
>> > download the map data from wikimapia. I'm going to raise this on the
>> > openstreetmap mailing lists to figure out if this is legal.
>> >
>> > It seems to me that this is not, but will update you guys after I dig a
>> > little more.
>> > -Arun
>> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Regards
>> >> Arjuna
>> >>
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