[OSM-dev] Grumble, grumble

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Mon May 11 17:17:25 BST 2009

Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 11 May 2009, at 15:13, Dave Stubbs wrote:
>>>> i don't understand what you're trying to say. changesets have  
>>>> bboxes,
>>>> yes. they're calculated from the data, not exposed in the URI like
>>>> XAPI does.
>>> I start editing Josm/Potlatch/Merkaartor says: for the next 15  
>>> minutes
>>> bbox lat/long is locked for editing. For properties highway=* etc.  
>>> The
>>> editor pings back after the period to maintain a lock.
>> That sounds wonderfully scalable.
> and will work really, really well at mapping parties.

...and at a current mapping party NOTHING will work because of exactly 
the same issue you see now. Btw at Dutch mapping parties we already bbox 
the area someone is going to do, so if you didn't have any sarcasm, you 
might even have a point.


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