[OSM-dev] What is OSM and what isn't?

Stephan Plepelits skunk at xover.htu.tuwien.ac.at
Fri May 1 06:34:54 BST 2009


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 08:22:42PM +0200, Colin Marquardt wrote:
> 2009/4/30 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:
> >
> > Stephan Plepelits wrote:
> >> In my opionion we should produce a page with featured applications,
> >> with a link from the mainpage (before "Help & Wiki" i would propose).
> >
> > Last year I registered openstreetmapdirectory.org with the intention of
> > doing exactly that - a site cataloguing sites and companies that work with
> > OSM data.
> >
> > I haven't had chance to do anything on it but would be delighted to work
> > with others who would find such an idea interesting.
> 
> In the meantime, http://openstreetmapdirectory.org could link to these sites:
> 
> http://osmtools.de/osmlinks/?page=main&lang=en
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_based_Services
> 
Wow, I didn't know them (and I'm active for quite some time). Why not link
from the mainpage to one of these sites (with a link called "Applications"
or "Funky Stuff" or "See how OSM rocks!" or something like this)?

I prefer the second link for some reasons:
- Everybody can edit the Wiki
- There's a short description of the service
- It's hosted by OSM, which is "dedicated to encouraging the growth,
  development and distribution of free geospatial data" (OSM Foundation)

greetings,
        Stephan
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