[Talk-GB] Freemap - new names?
Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Mon Nov 13 16:07:42 GMT 2006
>Why not "Open Countryside Map" or "Open Country Path Map" as opposed to
>"Open Street Map". I think the name Open Street Map is a bit limited for
>the underlying database, but perfect for the type of map shown in the
>new slippy map interface.
Thanks for your suggestions. I think it's fairly clear, though, that it
would not be a good idea to change the name of OSM itself - given how well
known it is already.
>The logical end of this is that the database be called something else,
>and "Open Street Map", "Open Country Map", "Open Rail Map", "Open
>Waterway Map", "Open Shopping Map", "Open Restaurant Map", "Open Pub
>Map" and others could be sub-projects, using the same master database,
>but different subsets of the data.
The way I can see things going now is to always use the 'default' OSM
renderer in a mashup - much like Google mashups use the 'standard' google
maps and overlay other data on top. For OpenPubMap, for example, I can
envisage the standard OSM map overlaid with markers for pubs, much like
similar things that use google.
To this end, I would hope that the default OSM map uses contours at
1:25000 and 1:50000 scales, so that it can usefully be used by walkers.
(yes - this is an offer for me to integrate my srtm stuff in....)
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