[Talk-GB] New Popular Edition based point-of-interest editor
shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 01:18:17 BST 2007
On 27 Mar 2007, at 00:20, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Would like to announce a demo of a New Popular Edition based OSM
> point of
> interest editor, available at:
That is one nice map. It might be old, but it contains a lot of very
useful date for the Edinburgh and Lothians. Few of the recent maps
have the Union Canal marked on it, even so it is a great place to
cycle. There is a lot of old rail lines that are still about and are
in a disused state or have been upgraded to a foot path and cycleway.
Many of these are difficult to track on the Yahoo maps due to the
surrounding trees. This would be an ideal data source, until I can
afford a GPS unit. OK I will have to double check everything, but
It is the first decent online map that I have come across that has
the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals marked for the whole length, with
What's the date on the map?
> The idea of this is to allow users to contribute points of interest
> to OSM
> using an NPE slippy map. New Popular Edition maps contain a lot of
> point of
> interest data which could easily go in OSM, and I figured that a web
> interface would be the best means to add the information. To avoid the
> possibility of duplicate points of interest, existing OSM point of
> nodes are shown as yellow markers.
Great idea. What about having standard icons to show the type of marker?
> Being linked with the Freemap project, the points of interest
> covered are
> generally countryside orientated: pubs, churches, hills, farms,
> villages, towns and cities.
Anything that will collect and use the data is a good thing.
> Future plans include the ability to edit the points of interest
> e.g. move or
> rename them.
> I would like to address the possiblly contentious issue of user
> accounts. The
> plan I had was for users to register for a Freemap account, and be
> able to
> contribute points of interest whilst logged in to Freemap. The
> points of
> interest would then actually be uploaded to OSM under a special OSM
> that I have set up specifically for this purpose, so that if anyone
> abuse it, all data contributed under this account could be deleted.
> Does this
> sound OK?
Why not just get users to use the OSM account?
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