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OpenStreetMap charge point maps

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Nik, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    Moderator's note: These posts were moved from the EV Friendly Businesses thread.

    Excellent idea. How easy is it to create a Google Maps category for this sort of thing?
     
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    Unfortunately, OpenStreetMap is very restrictive when it comes to licensing the data for third parties to use. If you'd like some history then please review the OSM legal talk list here;

    http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/legal-talk

    Or our comments on supporting charge points here;

    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:proposed_features/Charging_station

    These restrictions are one of the main reasons why we decided to develop our own database for the OpenChargeMap project. We are trying to encourage Governments and automakers to use the same database and they won't support restrictive or proprietary databases.
     
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    indeed for now it looks complicated!
    some people seem to have long toonails there too :)

    but of wat I understand the licencing is about to change
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ
    But I do not understand the mumbojambo they write! I am no lawyer!
    I just hope it's going in the good direction ;-)
     
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    I found this site with chargingpoints based on openstreetmap
    http://e-laad.nl/zoek-een-oplaadpunt
     
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    I wonder if the chargingpoints are added via this website http://www.oplaadpalen.nl/
    anyhow it has a free app for iphones , tomtom & google earth with chargingpoints
     
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    You are correct that OSM are changing both the database license and the contributor terms. Unfortunately, the new license (ODbL) still has "Share-Alike" requirements which is unacceptable to many websites and apps that have commercial aspirations.

    My plan is to provide an interface between OSM and OpenChargeMap in the hope that we can prevent OSM from creating another proprietary charge point database... we already have more than 50 databases worldwide and the last thing we need is another...
     
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    Well I hope you are successful. It seems the more EV drivers I meet (which is a lot) they all have chargers they know about that are not on any map.
     

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