[OSM-dev] OpenStreeetMap and X-Plane for collecting GIS data
bsupnik at xsquawkbox.net
Thu Oct 30 15:32:59 GMT 2008
Tom: fair enough, and for what we're doing so far, non-private tagging
makes sense I think. X-Plane's needs are very similar to what you would
need if you wanted to make a pilot's sectional map. (Perhaps proposed
aviation-related features should keep aviation mapping in mind...)
The situation where I could imagine needing private tagging (or not)
would be where an X-Plane user wants to tie some kind of X-Plane
specific content to a generic world feature, e.g. make sure that this
particular radio tower is rendered in X-Plane using a particular 3-d model.
In that case we would have at least two options:
1. Encode the X-Plane specific model info into an app-specific tag. I
have to agree with Tom that this isn't very good.
2. Maintain a side database that maps some kind of unique ID from OSM to
the X-Plane specific additional data.
The danger with the second scheme is that the link might become broken,
but then this could be detected programmatically.
Tom Hughes wrote:
> Raphael Studer wrote:
>> Hi Ben,
>>> Is there a standard for "private keys"? Are private keys even allowed?
>>> Basically I am wondering if we can have "X-Plane:<x-plane specific
>>> keyed onto point features, or whether we need to have our schema be
>>> merged with OSM. (Not sure which ways is best, I just want to know
>>> what my
>>> legal options are!)
>> Shure they are allowed.
> Allowed, yes. Encouraged? I'm not sure...
> The idea of end-user application specific data doesn't seem like a good
> one to me - it could quickly explode to extreme levels of silliness if
> every application that uses our data wants to put it's own custom tags
> back on the data.
> Just define suitable generic tags and use those, rather than making
> application specific things would be my advice.
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