I absolutely agree with you. If the capture of the image is for a journalistic or artistic purpose, and no other purpose, then consent is not needed and the publishing of that photo can go ahead.
We haven't had that argument put before us by a company to look at whether or not cartography is an artistic purpose. On the surface, I would say it doesn't look that way to me, but we'll see what happens. If we get a complaint, we will look at that thoroughly.