[OSM-dev] Data source for robot

Peter Budny peterb at gatech.edu
Tue Oct 12 15:48:40 BST 2010


Matt Amos <zerebubuth at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3) The road to hell in OSM is paved with bot intentions.
>>
>> OSM has a long, negative history with bots. We have a very small
>> number of good imports, and dozens (if not more) bad imports. Bad
>> imports are so commonplace in OSM that within the OSM community, bots
>> of any sort are discouraged, but especially any imports, and
>> especially (as you appear to be proposing), merging existing data with
>> imported data.
>
> +1
>
> bots and imports are also fantastic ways of washing away community
> consensus for the ideas of a single person.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Interstate_Highway_relations
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_States_Numbered_Highway_Relations
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Michigan/Highway_Relations

Maybe I'm unclear what you mean by "consensus"?  Those look pretty
agree-upon to me.
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Peter Budny  \
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