An old post I made in 2008
A decade wasted?
Will Google buy Ordnance Survey of UK Government
With google increasing the use of Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Streetview and the recently launced Google Sat Nav how long will it be before we see Google buy Odnance Survey and start integrating definitive maps in to their maps?
Imagine Google Maps accurately showing all public footpaths and rights of way, surely it is only a matter of time and the sooner the better.
Google Map Maker UK : Will Google Buy Ordnance Survey?
Google Map Maker is ever increasing the countries it is available in as can be seen here – http://support.google.com/mapmaker/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=1094318&answer=155415
Despite the popularity of Google Map Maker it is still not available in the UK though and the question is are the Ordnance Survey holding back progress to protect their copyright?
I’ve said it before that the Ordnance Survey is a prime assett that could raise the Government billions of $ so is it just a matter of time before either Google Buy Ordnance Survey or Apple Buy Ordnance Survey
Is Google claiming the right to use any data you display in Google Maps in any way it sees, fit the stumbling block that needs overcoming before Ordnance Survey allow Google to use the data Google needed to make Google Map Maker available to the UK?
Is Google buying Ordnance Survey or doing a licence deal with the Ordnance Survey crucial to making Google Map Maker available in the UK?
Tags: Google Mapmaker, Ordnance Survey, Maps licensing, Google to buy Ordnance Survey, Apple to buy Ordnance Survey.