[OSM-dev] Thoughts on an enhanced GPX api
david at frankieandshadow.com
Tue Jul 28 16:10:05 BST 2009
Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> To be honest, I think that GPS traces are horribly overrated and
>> will only further diminish in importance for OSM. I wouldn't spend
>> a lot of time reinventing anything to do with GPS traces.
> Why's that?
> For those of you in countries with NMAs that release things, or in urban
> areas where there's satellite imagery, maybe you can do without them. But in
> 95% of the British land mass there is no other way of mapping.
> Personally I'd like to see _more_ emphasis on going out there with a GPS,
> and less on "oh, we'll find an import" or "oh, you can do it from satellite
> imagery". OSM as an agglomeration of imports is little more than one of
> those terrible "geodata catalogs" that seem to be discussed interminably on
> OSGeo mailing lists.
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