[OSM-talk] Responding to some of the MapQuest questions
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 04:32:30 BST 2010
I started a wiki page of 'MapQuest' and hope that others will contribute to it.
The idea is to include a listing of what the top requests are as a
'OSM user Wishlist'.
And try to list the FAQ's (we can add in your answers) that way,
people wont be asking you the same questions.
I have now included a summery of all of the points covered (from the
various email lists)
As well as indicated that comments should be sent to open at mapquest.com
I look forward to seeing the progression of this site. Panning over
to Canada, it's great to see this map rendering :)
Across Canada Trails
On 7/13/10, Ant The Limey <antthelimey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> Just wanted to get out a response to some of the MapQuest questions from the
> other day. If i missed any, or you have more, just let me know.
> Scalebar bugs: yes, scale bar is broken. It doesn't change on scroll wheel
> zoom. Scale itself is also inaccurate, as it was originally written for the
> MapQuest projection and zoom levels, and we haven't adjusted it to the ohm
> zooms and projection yet, but we will.
> Missing cycle / footpaths: we didn't have an existing map quest style for
> them. They will be in a future update, we are making the styles.
> Data freshness: i can't tell you exactly when we last pulled the osm data,
> but sometime in Mid June I think. Automated data updates didn't make it in
> time for the conference, and is one of our top 3 things to get done as soon
> as we get back to the office (no, we're still not back yet)
> Why UK, and not anywhere else, even tho the site seems to work for (mostly!)
> everywhere: We want to localize the language of all the buttons, headers,
> text, etc. We also started using just UK data and as we Made progress,
> scaled up the amount of data we were working with. This was especially
> important with routing.
> Contacts: for tech feedback, email open at MapQuest.com. For grant or business
> feedback, email osm at MapQuest.com
> HTH and thanks for the overwhelming reception, the great feedback, and the
> fun times at SOTM 10! Let me know if i missed anything.
> Antony Pegg
> Principal Product Manager
> Developer Technologies
> ant at mapquest.com
> antony.pegg at corp.aol.com
> office: 717-581-4872
> cell: 717-524-9404
> Aut viam inveniam aut faciam
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