… a Openstreetmap based map with copyrights to Google only.
Seems like some website providers doesn’t even have the minimum respect to all the work done in Openstreetmap to just show a small link to OSM
Beside that there are some interesting POI on that site. People in Israel realizing that Google doesn’t show any map via 3rd party websites if you are not in Israel.
I think the Google attribution is due to the “map applet” (the ability to display any map, navigation and zoom, etc.). An OSM map is plugged into the applet as a separate layer (note that Google do not provide non-US Google Map data to 3rd parties).
I sent an email to amudanan, and left a message to shvoong. Let’s see what they say.
baligam.co.il used to have an OSM map embedded on their site to show the location of the business offering the sale. They recently moved to a Google Maps gadget, and I asked them why. Got two reasons:
Map loads faster
Map is more detailed
While there is little we can do regarding the first issue (I doubt a localized map would serve faster than osm.org), the second one points out a huge challenge we have for more commercial use of OSM. With all the addition of biking/hiking routes (which I am happy to be a part of), Israeli OSM still looses to Google Maps in more traditional coverage - streets and names. Just food for thought - let’s close this gap!