[Openstreetmap] Map formats?
steve at fractalus.com
Fri Sep 10 16:18:57 BST 2004
* Petter Reinholdtsen (pere at hungry.com) wrote:
> I'm not sure if I'm the only one here, but I thought it was about time
> to get a discussion started.
Sorry for the delay replying. Was moving house'n'stuff. Yep, right now
we are the only two here.
Have a look at openstreetmap.org, updated it a lot.
> I'm interested in community driven map data collection, and very
> interested in the formats used for storing such maps. I was looking
> into electronic map formats a few years ago, and did learn some things
> about the Norwegian map format SOSI.
> The source of the SOSI standard is the national Norwegian mapping
> department, and their standardization web page is available in
> Norwegian from <URL:http://www.statkart.no/IPS/?template=standard>.
> There are links to the international standardization effort ISO/TC 211
> Geographic Information/Geomatics, <URL:http://www.isotc211.org/>, as
> well. I assume this effort are relevant for us.
yes, the format stuff is going to be important.
Even more critical is versioning. In a wiki you can version on the page
name. We can't version on the streetname or location of map data since
its all liable to change. I'm guessing having a unique key is going to
be the only way out. :-(
> Are there anyone reading this mailing list? Are there a web based
> mailing list archive available? If not, I suggest using gmane.org as
> the mailing list archive.
yes, the archives are accessible from the mailing list link on
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