Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

If you think you've found a bug on the website which isn't specifically an App or Map Editor problem, or have a request for new or modified feature of the Community, Forums, or Waze website, use this forum.

Moderator: Unholy

Re: Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

Postby wimg » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:14 pm

Ofcourse I had fed the coordinates in advance and scripted the whole process. What kind of copyright monster do you think I am ? ;-)

But your last message has a good point : what if I were to use Google Streetview to see what the name sign on a certain street is. Google could say the photos are copyrighted, but they can't copyright the street name and so me reading the street name, even through their copyrighted pictures, is not a copyright violation, I think.

I'm guessing in this case the map provider could probably suspend my access or account, but since it's me inserting information through the standard Waze interface, I don't think any information I contribute to Waze in this way, can be seen as a copyright violation on Waze's part.

Anyone from Waze want to comment on this ?
wimg
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:09 pm
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

Postby harling » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:47 pm

dmcconachie wrote:I would hazard a guess that this utilises a source that prohibits this kind of use of their data! And if they don't you should give the source to waze so they can use the whole thing!

I'd recommend not using this tool and certainly not letting anyone else get their hands on it. Last year, Chile lost virtually their entire map after a copyright claim was filed against waze!

...which is why I emphasized it's a good thing this didn't get past the mock-up stage to actual implementation.
(Work with me, Darren! :) )
harling
 
Posts: 1736
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Location: Eastern MA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 123 times

Re: Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

Postby dmcconachie » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:33 pm

I would hazard a guess that this utilises a source that prohibits this kind of use of their data! And if they don't you should give the source to waze so they can use the whole thing!

I'd recommend not using this tool and certainly not letting anyone else get their hands on it. Last year, Chile lost virtually their entire map after a copyright claim was filed against waze!
dmcconachie
 
Posts: 6117
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:44 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 309 times

Re: Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

Postby harling » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:33 pm

wimg wrote:Anyone know if there's any rule prohibiting automatic adding of names to streets, like the script in this video does (uses a certain map provider) :

I'm guessing that it depends on the certain map provider's licensing model. Since the consequences could entail having to revert a huge of amount of data to basemap (or nothing) and starting over from scratch, I'm also guessing that Waze would prefer you not actually implement that feature* until their legal team says it's okay to do otherwise.

* It's a very nice demo, though. ;)
harling
 
Posts: 1736
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Location: Eastern MA
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 123 times

Automatic mapping - is this is allowed ?

Postby wimg » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:12 pm

Anyone know if there's any rule prohibiting automatic adding of names to streets, like the script in this video does (uses a certain map provider) :
wimg
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:09 pm
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Previous

Return to Website & Community Issues and Requests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users