[OSM-dev] ANNOUNCE: OpenStreetMap maps will be added to Wikimedia projects

Erik Johansson erjohan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 17:31:34 BST 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Erik Johansson wrote:
>> illustrating all flight paths
>> over Europe
> This particular one keeps popping up all the time but there is no such
> thing.

True, but how do you acommodate these kinds of requests. As you say
they are common, and that's probably because the osm servers are
probably the best open source way for storing, editing and visualizing
this kind of data..

So the problem is: You can't add non-street-map data to OSM because we
all see it and will want to remove it. All my examples of data really
has a place in collaborate-GIS, but how to do it? The dirty hack would
be to install more than one instance of OSM api server.

It's the storing of strange data that is most interesting, because OSM
is so good at it.


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