[OSM-talk] Storing extensive notes on points of interest in OSM?
milenko at king-nerd.com
Wed Dec 5 13:04:04 GMT 2007
I like this idea. How about a wiki of some kind. The link it the database
could simply point to a corresponding page on a wiki. Maybe
poi.wiki.openstreetmap.org? Or at least some kind of page that's editable
by anyone, has a main web interface for viewing in a full browser, and then
maybe an xml feed or mobile version of the same page for integration into a
sidebar like Nick developed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Stubbs" <osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk>
To: "Nick Whitelegg" <nick at hogweed.org>
Cc: <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:34 AM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Storing extensive notes on points of interest in
> On 04/12/2007, Nick Whitelegg <nick at hogweed.org> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> One thing I'd like to do on Freemap (and have already implemented the
>> code to
>> do) is to display information about a point of interest, such as a
>> pub or peak, when the user clicks on it. You can get an idea of the sort
>> thing I mean by going to Freemap (http://www.free-map.org.uk) and
>> clicking on
>> a village or hill; at the moment, all that comes up is a panel on the
>> hand side which links to that POI's Wikipedia article (if any). However
>> I'd like to do is to display notes about that POI.
>> Do people think this information (e.g. description of a pub, or a hill)
>> go in OSM itself (there'd probably have to be some other tag besides
>> as note is usually used for surveying notes) or should another database
>> set up, which links to OSM via OSM IDs?
> If you want to heavily format the description and if it's possible to
> go to several kb then I'd probably keep it out purely because editing
> it would be a pain. It's more likely you'll get accidental corruption
> On the other hand if it's just "This is a nice pub. Try the xyz ale.
> Has a playground out back" then I'd put it in the db.
> If you choose not to put it in the main db then I'd at least put the
> link/your id in the db -- the osm id can change if people
> delete/copy/recreate and you might find it hard to track things. A
> better plan might be to add a tag along the lines of
> Something that simple is more likely to be preserved... and you might
> find mappers editing the map following the links to your site :-)
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