It’s mine all mine..
This is a map of recycling centres in Teddington, my local neighbourhood in London. I created it my looking up the locations of recycling centres run by my local council, the London Borough of Richmond, from their website and then added the points using the existing Google Map and Satellite image for context.
So who owns this new map ?
I do !
By publishing the map using Google Maps, I give Google a license to use my data but it’s “ownership” as such remains with me. The license is just an explicit statement of the implict intenention of publishing a map for consumption by the public using Google as a publication channel.
Google makes no claim over the intellectual property of the maps you create, they remain your maps and the data remains your data !
Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.