Re: Support for quadkeys

Hello Mathieu,

the question is - is this quadkeys location encoding usable for
something else than Bing and if not, is it legal to use Bing tiles
with libchamplain? I haven't searched much but found this

which doesn't look very encouraging. Frankly if it's used only by Bing
and there are any licensing issues, I would be very hesitant to add
such a patch because people would be tempted to use it in a
not-quite-legal way. The last thing I want are some legal disputes
with Microsoft.


On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Mat <mat parad0x org> wrote:
Hi everybody,

I would like to submit a small patch (attached) against the latest
released version of libchamplain. I hope that this is the proper channel
do to so.

This patch adds support for tile servers such as Bing Maps that use the
quadkeys location encoding in the tile URL instead of X,Y,Z coordinates.

Details about the quadkeys encoding are available here:

Would you guys be able to include this in the next release?

Mathieu <mat parad0x org>

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