[OSM-talk] Countering Google's propaganda
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Fri Jan 1 14:48:51 GMT 2010
On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 9:25 AM, Nop <ekkehart at gmx.de> wrote:
> I believe that GMM can be a serious competition to OSM if it is simpler
> to use, easier to learn and thus more inviting to the casual newcomer.
I'm still not convinced that "competition" is the proper term for it.
> With GMM you have one way of mapping a simple item e.g. a bicycle track.
> Everybody can do it in ten minutes, no questions arise.
> With OSM you have two major tools, a huge load of tags, a wiki, a forum,
> several mailing lists, three different answers to the question, long
> discussions, pages of contradictory documentation, plenty of old
> discussions and after working through all this, you realize that the
> question has not been resolved yet.
Only if you care. If you want simple, you click edit on potlatch, you draw
the way, you click on the car until it turns into a bicycle, and you select
Then those of us on the mailing list write 1000 emails about whether or not
you were right, but you probably don't even notice it.
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