the info has been sent to our legal-list. They need more detailed informations to check the data. Can you tell us anything more about the data which has been uploaded to Wikimapia? Like: This Street, this Border, this Building, …
you can post to this forum; we will forward it to the legal-list. so you don’t have to register there.
Every single building on that screen comes from OSM, but seem to be very slightly shifted from their original positions.
As far as I know, no streets have been imported.
I was informed that advanced Wikimapia users in Western Europe are generally unhappy with this development. They would rather have a few objects with useful descriptions than many objects with no description. The first Wikimapia accounts used by the bot were banned by Wikimapia moderators. The bot is now uploading as a “guest” user (no account) using an IP randomizer so that nobody can stop it.
I found at least three examples of “my mouse cliks” into OSM that have been uploaded to Wikimapia after the switch.
This building. The name of the building could be considered as an “eastern egg”, since I misspelled it in 2011. On 2013-08-18 the name was corrected from “Asunto Oy Amttoninranta” to “Asunto Oy Anttoninranta”.
Niittytie, along with a few other roads around it have been renovated this summer. I entered this section of Niittytie road, today. While working on it, I noticed that the alignment of this section differs from the original one (I’ve got a fresh gps trace). It didn’t take long before the new alignment was (automatically?) uploaded into Wikimapia.