[OSM-dev] Software development - most pressing issues
Martijn van Exel
mvexel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 14:36:38 GMT 2007
The Dutch chapter is writing up a funding proposal to send out soon.
In it, we are going to include a section for software development. The
underlying idea is to be able to catalyse software development
necessary to ensure smooth operation of OpenStreetMap in the near
future. To give this some body, I'd like your thoughts on what the
most pressing issues currently are.
We discussed this in the Dutch context which is kind of specific, in
that the Dutch dataset is almost complete now thanks to tha AND data
that was incorporated back in September:
* The Dutch OSM dataset attractive for commercial use on a nationwide
basis. Therefore, we need to anticipate availability / performance
issues. Part of this is to be accomplished in software.
* The focus shifts - away from acquiring new data to improving the
quality of existing data. This creates the need for a kind of 'mobile
But these are just some issues that arise in the specific Dutch
context. I really would like to see a kind of 'top 3' of concrete
software-related issues to include in the funding proposal. To make a
strong case, the issues should be as SMART as possible.
Thanks for your input on this.
Martijn van Exel -+- osm at vanexel.eu -+- http://www.openstreetmap.nl/
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