[talk-ph] OSM and mapping professionals
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 12:48:58 GMT 2009
In case you weren't aware, there was a very lively discussion over at the
Mapping Mindanao blog where a mapping professional suggested that local OSM
mappers invite people like him to talk about mapping knowledge and how
mapping amateurs (i.e. OSMers) need to be aware about basic mapping
I'll just leave you guys to read the 42-comments-long thread there. Please
don't reply anymore there because it was decided that the discussion be
moved here (use this e-mail!).
Up to now, I'm still trying to ascertain where exactly he is coming from
since I don't think he understands how OSM has made mapping into a
successful crowd-sourced project. As far as I understand, the central point
boils down to a matter of accuracy in georeferencing. He seems to imply that
OSM data is not useful in his industry since it isn't properly collected
(being primarily collected using consumer-grade GPS devices).
Eugene / seav
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