Satellite imagery not provided by OpenStreetMap contributors
You perfectly know that Open Street Map is not the provider of Satellite imagery.
The provider is clearly shown here:
You know that Open Street Map provides the locations labels (towns, countries, rivers...), and that for all layers, not only the Satellite layer.
BTW the previous warning that you received is still valid:
I think the remark was about the "Base Map Layer" (when explicitly selected by user via control Map Layers as "Aerial"), not about "Satellite Data Layer".
Indeed, OpenStreetMap doesn't provide satellite imagery layers, while Windy UI displays info "©OpenStreetMap".
I guess the correct credentials for Satellite Base Map Layer on Windy UI should be something similar to what is provided on mapy.cz site here.
@vsinceac Yes, thank you. That is what I am trying to say.
And what about these labels ??
I'm not a Bing Advocate, but obviously Satellite base map layer on sample below is not contributed by OSM. In cases where the map also displays city or country names, obviously there are two different contributors (OSM and Bing - or similar). Roughly, I think that displaying the origin of a satellite base map on UI is important not only for the data provider (which should be clearly credited anyway), but also for users.
Right credits for data sources is not peanuts...
I address this post to @Korina and @petra-pik (best moderators ever); obviously @idefix37 - who banned for a couple of hours the authors of posts above - would surely not understand nor appreciate it.
For those who don't know: clearly displaying the source of map data on web applications UI is a legal, as well as a moral obligation (the latter especially for free/public data - there are people who work hard and for free to provide it); Windy has been even gently "pushed" to display even credits to OSM (see e.g. here and there discussions involving OSM contributors... and @ivo). My posts above were just kind suggestions to Windy developpers to clearly display the origin of satellite images for base maps layers (as done on mapy.cz, as said above); all this for the happiness of data providers and also as info for Windy users as well (they claimed it before myself). Also, I'm pretty sure OSM contributors (I was one of them), wouldn't appreciate to be credited on Windy UI as contributors of that Bing (or so) satellite map data...
By this message I'm only rephrasing my other messages above (and those of @jidanni), considered as "peanuts" by kinda "Sailor-ModeratorMan", who a priori doesn't work for Windy but acts as if he does (he has many pertinent posts on the forum, at least from meteorological pov.).
Inglorious @idefix37 has already dared in the past to threaten me privately with remarks like: "I'm watching you!", or "If you reply to my messages on the forum again, I'll ban you!" (ban just performed today btw., for posts above...), or yet "Ah, you found a guy more stubborn than you!"; I avoid, of course my private responses were at least as polite as his threats (I can't stand threats anyway).
I guess I'm not his only "case": now he calls "trolls" and bans honest forum users for their relevant remarks on Windy (which he obviously doesn't understand himself, thus he considers them - from his own height - as "peanuts").
As long as people who think they are schoolmasters - and threaten other lower-ranking users in public and in private - are rampaging through this forum as Marines-Moderators, and as far as the users accept to be policed by such characters, I will leave it myself and of my own will and let Marines-Moderators managing their yard.
And so much the worse for myself as well as for the other users I could have helped for a long time: I work in the field of professional software for national meteorological institutes, I have been following Windy since its beginnings and I particularly appreciate it (even if considered as a competitor by my co-workers). Apart from bad encounters, I have enjoyed this forum as well for near three years. This was my last post here; of course I will continue using Windy, but I have other things to do in the field of meteorology than low level discussions with "Sailors-Moderators".
I apologize for this long speech; at least I hope it could help the forum and its users in the future (if the "Sailor-Moderator" wouldn't ban this post, too in next seconds |:o)--- .
Long live Windy, its developers and its brave users.
Many Thanks, Adiós!
Mobile web, and Android versions lack any credits at all.
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@vsinceac Hi, it is a valid point, we will consider adding additional credit.