[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] Developers requested to help provide "completeness" tools

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Wed May 14 09:27:20 BST 2008

>I get this same view. All too often I look at a place and think wow, that
>looks complete, but when I drum down into the data a bit it its clear 
>there are general gaps and the density of streets is not what you would
>expect. That's why I was testing out a completeness metrics method. But I
>agree with you, what we are really after hear is a simple way to convey a
>level of map usefulness and relevance to the user.

A bit of an aside, but I was thinking that a useyourpaths.info type 
approach might be useful for countryside mapping, to encourage the (it has 
to be said) rather slow takeup of countryside mappers into OSM. One could 
almost have a "league table" of counties/parishes/regions where people 
could be encouraged to map all their parish paths - for OSM/Freemap - and 
have their parish appear on the top of the league for their county.



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