[OSM-talk] Prolification of the amenity tag
dom at earth.li
Wed Nov 29 11:57:50 GMT 2006
On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 10:48:46AM +0100, bvh wrote:
> While this mail has been triggered by the proposal for
> amenity="wifi", it is more about the amenities tag in general and
> that is why I bring it up here instead of on the wiki.
> My take on the amenities tag is that recent proposals have drifted to
> uses that are better served outside the openstreetmap database.
We've been here before; see the thread starting at
<20061003132522.96219.qmail at web30802.mail.mud.yahoo.com> /
I would very much like for OpenGuides (http://openguides.org/) and
OpenStreetmap to interoperate in terms of providing data layers but
sadly I don't have much time to devote to that at the moment. We do
export lots of geo-tagged RDF though so if anyone fancies a project, a
mashup that overlays OSM mapping data with our data, with hyperlinks,
would be cool.
If you turn on "Google maps" at
and then visit pages in
http://oxford.openguides.org/ - in particular
you'll see OSM featured already.
The difference is that OpenGuides focuses on a smallish communities
compared to OSM; we have a project in the pipeline to provide a single
portal frontend for aggregating data from various OpenGuides instances.
Dominic Hargreaves | http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/
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