[talk-ph] What level of POIs do we add? (was Click the City)
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Wed May 6 13:20:02 BST 2009
It's tempting to mark out in OSM all of the Jollibee, McDonald's, and
Starbucks branches in the Philippines but I'm wondering if this is wise. Do
we mark out every retail store, every bank branch, every Western
Union/FedEx/LBC outlet, and every company's office in OSM? My personal take
is that we don't need to.
One big problem is multi-storey malls like SM Megamall that have hundreds of
tenants. It'll be quite unwieldy to maintain and edit overlapping POIs in
such a small land area.
I feel that the level of detail we should attain is down to the building
level. If we know that there's a Jollibee in Megamall Building A, then it's
enough for us to map out where Building A is, but not where the Jollibee
there is exactly.
In the specific case of malls, exceptions will be added for anchor tenants,
like in SM Megamall: the SM Department Store, ACE Hardware, SM Supermarket,
SM Cinemas, the Megatrade Halls, etc. No need to mark out each and every
McDo, KFC, Jollibee, Bench, Penshoppe, Levi's, BPI, Chinabank, etc. in the
A comprehensive database of all retail addresses is better suited to
something like OpenYellowPages, not OpenStreetMap.
What do you guys think?
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:31 AM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:
> What I mean is address information (we've discussed it already, and
> agreed it is important, unless I'm mistaken) not specific business
> establishment (although it is attached to the address). We also have
> numerous POIs added already.
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Ahmed Farooq <ahmed at enthropia.com> wrote:
> > I don’t think adding business data to OSM is a good idea - that data
> changes far too often and is far more complex in upkeep.
> > -A
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