To quote "Google's OpenStreetMap"!
Now, The Guardian has generally covered OpenStreetMap well over the years, and has made use of appropriately credited OSM data from time-to-time over the years. Last year it re-published Serge Wroclawski's influential blog post "Why the world needs OpenStreetMap". It's former Technology editor, Charles Arthur, was very familiar with OpenStreetMap, and in turn played a big part in the campaign to get open data from the Ordnance Survey.
This error is symptomatic of two things:
- A widespread assumption that anything to do with on-line maps must come from Google (most often seen in the belief that the images are taken with Google's own statellites).
- An absence of care in fact-checking when taking information from other webpages.
A quick google search reveals more or less the identical string in numerous webpages referring to Luis Dilger's 3-D city visualisations:
- Full Scream
- Design Collector credited to Arseny Verishin
- Trogue not credited
- Fubiz not credited
- and many more
Thankfully I got a speedy response from them (thanks to twitter):
All-in-all the episode highlights that as a group we in OpenStreetMap have a long way to go in communicating who we are and what we do to mainstream media types.@SK53onOSM thanks for pointing that out - the caption's been amended now— Gdn Readers' editor (@GdnReadersEd) September 10, 2015