[OSM-dev] Conflict management
Milo van der Linden
mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Wed Mar 19 09:28:40 GMT 2008
Subhodip Biswas schreef:
> hi !
> I was considering conflict management as a part of this year Google
> Summer of Code . Few case studies to settle down
> 1. Cyprus case study
In the Netherlands a nice map for fryslan, a province with it's own
language, has been created in OpenStreetMap. The authors have done this
by using tags like name|nl and name|fy to distinguish names of towns and
places in Dutch and Fries. They also created a custom render program to
show only the name|fy labels.
My guess is that this method might work excelent for cyprus:
name,name|tr,name|gr where name will be the general notation, name|tr
the turkish notation and name|gr the greek notation. Of course this can
lead to discussion what the general notation would be, but if the map
interface gives users the option to select a language and then get the
map in their requested language might solve these conflicts.
Basically this would mean:
- Setting up custom renders per language
- Adding a language to a user profile
- Adding the option to the general map interface to pick up the
users-system language based upon browser settings.
I think it would be best to use the International language code notation
for the language descriptors(en_US,en_UK,nl_NL,nl_FY and so on)
Would that be an option?
> 2. Naming System : if you see kolkata (India) in openstreetmap you
> find a place name garden reach . While Garden Reach is pretty small as
> compared to kolkata .While naming reverse has happend .
> Any more case studies ..or incident to look upon
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