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Scottish box

Posted by mapryan on 17 August 2008 in English (English)

Anyone know why a big square box has appeared off the north west coast of Scotland?

Also, while I'm asking, I'm curious as to why there are so many German people adding entries? Is the situation with maps the same in Germany as in the UK, ie, a government agency owns all the rights to the maps?

Cheers

Mike

Location: Western Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom

Comment from mapryan on 17 August 2008 at 22:31

If you click on this map link, you'll need to zoom out a bit to see what I mean

Mike

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Comment from gewi on 17 August 2008 at 22:33

Hi Mike,
The situation in Germany is the same, i.e. you have to buy maps.
Regards, gewi

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Comment from mapryan on 17 August 2008 at 22:45

Ah, thanks. Did wonder.

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Comment from Richard on 18 August 2008 at 09:53

There's been a lot of mass media publicity for OSM in Germany recently - hence the upsurge in diary entries. We should really have some way of tagging by language so you don't have to flick through languages you don't understand. :)

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Comment from smsm1 on 18 August 2008 at 10:47

You may find that there is a problem with the renderer or the coastline.

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Comment from rorym on 18 August 2008 at 13:12

As Richard said, the german OpenStreetMap community is fairly active. Fair play to them. Let's map the world!

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Comment from mapryan on 18 August 2008 at 13:45

Indeed. I was curious what it was that was driving the obvious German interest in the project.

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Comment from Deelkar on 18 August 2008 at 23:10

There is no privatised Mapping Agency yet in Germany, but it's fun, there are lots of Geocachers, and as already said by others, there has been quite the media coverage (several TV broadcasts, big radiostations, and a *lot* of online coverage)

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