[OSGeo-Discuss] offline maps
peter at ebatty.com
Tue Nov 9 13:44:23 EST 2010
The terms of service prohibit offline caching of Google Maps tiles. This is
one major advantage of OpenStreetMap, which does permit you to do this.
The terms are at http://code.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html
Relevant items are:
You must not ...
10.3 pre-fetch, cache, or store any Content, except that you may store
limited amounts of Content for the purpose of improving the performance of
your Maps API Implementation if you do so temporarily, securely, and in a
manner that does not permit use of the Content outside of the Service;
10.6 use the Service in a manner that gives you or any other person
access to mass downloads or bulk feeds of any Content, including but not
limited to numerical latitude or longitude coordinates, imagery, and visible
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM, P Kishor <punk.kish at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Arnie Shore <shoreas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A semi-minor point, re " ... Google prohibits offline caching of their
> > ... ": Not axactly. The major TOU restriction is that their images may
> > used *only* with their API.
> Possibly. I haven't studied their terms in detail because I haven't
> run into a situation where I would violate them. But, yes, one should
> do their own due diligence on what is allowed and what is not.
> Anyway, the original thread is on how to make maps and data available
> without Internet access. I hope the OP now has enough information to
> know this is possible and relatively not-that-difficult.
> > OpenLayers accommodates that restriction by wrapping OL around that API
> > code.
> > AS
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