[Openstreetmap] RE: [Openstreetmap-dev] OSM - Schema - Phase 1 - Request for Comment
tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Tue Nov 29 13:48:22 GMT 2005
Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> Not so sure about that, think there's a place for different people coding
> the features they would
> like to see the most. Everyone working on OSM-related code is likely to
> have slightly different
> interests. For example, one person might be more interested in the
> "vandalism-prevention" stuff but
> another might be more interested in adapting the current OSM drawing code
> so that it shows roads and paths
> in different colours, for example. Still another might be interested in
> adding new features to the applet, and yet another might be more
> in formats.
> There's arguably room for everyone to "scratch their itch" and the
> result will be an improved OSM.
Nick, I agree with you 99.999%, if only you hadn't slipped formats in that
list of itches to scratch. I'm almost certain that people who think their
itch is this or that XML format are actually using it as a proxy for their
real itch (drawing things nicer, showing changes, annotating things
I don't think I can make it any clearer.
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