[OSM-talk] How I got here - was Geocaching.com moved to OSM (partly)
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 11:20:46 GMT 2012
2012/1/19 Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com>:
> mick Wrote
> "I was pointed here by someone on the Devon list at the rootsweb genealogy "
> Hi mick
> When I map a country town I am always on the lookout for any cemetery.
> I find some very obscure ones and always put them on the map.
> What are your feelings about putting individual gravestone info into
> OSM such as the persons name and maybe date and grave location
> (row, number ???). It would be good for searching and to get the
> same sat nav, that got you to the cemetry, to walk you to the grave
> Does this data belong in OSM or should it be a seperate layer
> looked after by Genealogists somewhere else.
There is some similar data of this kind already in OSM:
- in 2008 some mappers in Berlin started mapping the graves of famous
- there are some tags (e.g. tomb=war_grave) to map specific types of graves
but as far as I know there is not yet anybody mapping "ordinary"
graves (i.e. of people that are neither famous nor did they die in an
extraordinary way). One problem I'd see around here is that this kind
of data is not very stable (usually the dead remain only for 20 years
in their graves, not for eternity, but this depends on the religion
and local culture).
Keeping this data in a separate layer is suboptimal: e.g. you will
have tombs in OSM and the graves in them in another layer, now if
someone moves the tombs (to improve the position) they would move the
dead out of their tombs. Very bad for your karma...
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