Google “Data Liberation” probably doesn’t mean spatial data

Look, I get it. ?Letting me get data in and out of SaaS products is critical. ?But I can’t see how this will ever truly affect Google’s spatial data product given their licensing restrictions. ?The OSM guys are thinking that Google could just do what Yahoo! did and let people digitize off the imagery. ?Of course that is based on the assumption Yahoo! actually had the right to give users the ability to digitize “their” imagery in the first place. ?Spatial data owners rule the world…

The open data crasher squirrel is on the case...