[OSM-talk] Response to A critique of OpenStreetMap
paul at ontology2.com
Thu Oct 14 18:51:32 BST 2010
On 10/14/2010 12:52 PM, Mike N. wrote:
> And along those lines, based on the constructive criticism, the
> default map shown on the main OSM page should be a "pretty map", using
> tiles from Mapquest, while mappers that have a need to view more
> details can select one of the existing map styles.
I don't think that Justin is advocating "pretty", he's advocating
usable. If highways are labeled "I 85" sometimes and "I-85" sometimes
and "I:85" sometimes, that doesn't make things easier for
contributors. If roads are too thick and merge into a blob, that
doesn't help contributors either.
Some of these issues, such as the labels, are data quality issues
too and could be addressed in the actual OSM database.
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