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I was interested to see that a object that I added to OSM appeared on GMaps after I added it to OSM.

I added this houseboat to OpenStreetMap a couple of years ago.

There are many houseboats along that stretch of the Jhelum River, most/all of them floating guest houses. I only added that one, because it was the one I'd stayed in, and I really liked it (Run by a great group of brothers). I was surprised when, a couple months ago, I saw it on Google Maps (see here). I'm not on GMaps very often, so it could have easily been there for a year or even longer w/o me noticing it.

I guess that GMaps still has some volunteer editors, so that could have been the explanation, but it still doesn't sit right with me for them to take info from us, w/o attribution.

What could the explanation be?

asked 01 Oct '16, 02:11

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The geometry has not been copied, it corresponds to Google imagery rather than to OSM:


How it came to be that a single matching houseboat was added is more puzzling.

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answered 01 Oct '16, 19:15

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