[OSM-talk] iPhoto for iOS Not Using Google Maps
balrogg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 17:24:44 GMT 2012
2012/3/9 Jaakko Helleranta.com <jaakko en helleranta.com>:
> Jaime wrote: "My guess is that, at least in my area, they are mixing OSM geometries and names with -very poor- labels from other source."
> ... Which would mean that (mixing and matching data in an area) they should be contributing back to OSM, eih?
It has been suggested on IRC that they used GeoNames, which does
sometimes have very-strange-but-not-completely-wrong names. But
GeoNames is already under a compatible license as far as I know.
> Would that poor old local name of Madrid be old_alt_loc_name=[whatever] in OSM terms??
I checked the edits history and it wasn't under any of those tags, but
it would make sense to add it as loc_name, as people might sometimes
use Madriles in their search queries and such. :) But it's not a name
you'd want to display on a serious map.
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