[OSM-talk] Suggestion for an Unconference
steve at asklater.com
Fri Nov 26 23:39:10 GMT 2010
On Nov 26, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Ed Avis wrote:
> SteveC <steve <at> asklater.com> writes:
>> Speaking personally about what large orgs and what they want, I think it's
>> pretty simple. Have a look at commercial data and OSM and do a diff, what are
>> the main things missing? Addressing for geocoding and turn restrictions for
> For addressing, I guess it is usually sufficient to have a street name - the
> exact addr:housenumber stuff is not needed I assume?
Imagine a country where many streets are miles and miles long. Then yes, it matters as you could be 10 miles out :-)
The country would be the US or Canada.
> Turn restrictions are also hard to survey manually. A mapper on foot or bicycle
> might not pay much attention to them, and again, it is hard to know when you have
> all of them. They might possibly be suggested from analysis of GPS traces,
> provided we have a large number of traces for an area and they are clearly
> tagged to show which ones are for travelling by car. This is one reason why a
> standard tagging scheme for GPS traces is needed.
You can expose it with things like routing.
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