[OSM-talk] How I got here - was Geocaching.com moved to OSM (partly)
janjko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 11:49:24 GMT 2012
There is such thing as sustainable mapping. That means, you should map
things that are likely to be properly corrected when they change. A better
alternative for graves would be a link to the graveyards website where
there could be a list of graves.
2012/1/19 LM_1 <flukas.robot+osm at gmail.com>
> There are much less stable things than graves and tombstones being
> mapped. That is not really a problem.
> The graves are there (unlike some historical feature), easily visible,
> fairly stable. I do not see any reason why they should not be mapped
> in OSM database.
> They are not likely going to be rendered by any big renderer, but that
> does not really matter if someone wants to map them...
> Lukas (LM_1)
> 2012/1/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> > 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
> >> itself.
> >> 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
> > people:
> > (in German)
> > - there are some tags (e.g. tomb=war_grave) to map specific types of
> > 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...
> > cheers,
> > Martin
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