[NUUG kart] Possible copyright infringements from user located in Kristiansand, Norway

Sverre Didriksen sverre.didriksen at usit.uio.no
Thu Nov 18 15:21:41 CET 2010

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Frode Roxrud Gill  wrote on 18.11.2010 14:48:35:

> From: Frode Roxrud Gill <frodegill at gmail.com>
> To: data at osmfoundation.org
> Cc: kart at nuug.no
> Date: 18.11.2010 14:49
> Subject: [NUUG kart] Possible copyright infringements from user 
> located in Kristiansand, Norway
> Sent by: kart-bounces at nuug.no
> Note: Cc to the Norwegian Openstreetmap mailinglist
> The user "demivee", formerly known as "stallis", has mapped almost the
> entire Kristiansand area and its surroundings. I would be very happy
> for, and impressed by, this user if it turns out all edits are based
> on free data, but I have a feeling this is not the case.
> At two places in Songdalen, a county immediately west of Kristiansand,
> common available maps ( http://openstreetmap.org/ ,
> http://kart.gulesider.no/ , http://maps.google.com/ and
> http://www.finn.no/kart ) have differed from reality and eachother,
> and in both cases openstreetmap.org, with data provided by
> stallis/demivee, has matched Google Maps and not reality. The places
> mentioned are Koleknibvegen <URL:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=58.12998&lon=7.86443&zoom=17&layers=M
> > (where Google Maps until a few weeks ago had a Y-shaped
> never-existed road) and Fiolvegen <URL:
> > (where Google Maps still insists that Fiolvegen extends to Rv461
> Songdalsvegen. It doesn't). I have personally corrected these places
> (<URL: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/6262702 > and
> <URL: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/6262577 >, based
> on <URL: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/frodegill/traces/856349 >
> and <URL: http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/frodegill/traces/856350 >)
> I have no hard evidence, but these two locations, together with the
> fact that the user has no public GPS Traces (even after kindly asked
> to provide them), created lots of small roads (we usually don't map
> single-house driveways), a sudden usernamechange after his username
> was revealed in a thread on the Norwegian Openstreetmap mailinglist
> (started by me, in Norwegian. <URL:
> http://lists.nuug.no/pipermail/kart/2010-October/002049.html >, makes
> me believe his edits are based on data from Google Maps or their
> upstream provider.
> To remove any doubt that the data in openstreetmap are free, I would
> ask you investigate the user "demivee"/"stallis" and what he has
> mapped in the Kristiansand area. For the state of the map in the
> Kristiansand area, I would be very glad if my gut feeling is wrong..
> -- 
> Frode Roxrud Gill
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