Well it seems mapping in India by individuals or unauthorised people/instituitions etc may not be allowed under the country’s guidelines.
Delhi Police probing Google’s map contest Citizens of the country, who are ignorant of the legal consequences, are likely to violate the law of the land,” the Survey of India wrote in its complaint filed at the RK Puram police station on March 25, 2013.
I just came back from a holiday trip to nothern India and I find it my duty to bring at least some of the sacred buddhist places to OSM.
This reminds me of my first trip to India in 1994. We were told not to take any photographs of Howrah Bridge in Kalkutta because this was illegal.
However, all the shops nearby kept plenty of photographic postcards from the same Howrah Bridge.