[OSM-dev] Proposal for OpenMetaMap - proper OSM import solution

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 00:28:59 BST 2011

Hi Jaak

That OpenMetaMap is a very interesting proposal.

What about storing the object ID (and the link properties) directly in
the OSM object?

Yours, Stefan

2011/8/15 Jaak Laineste <jaak.laineste at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
>  Based on my own long-time thinking and small talk in WhereCamp Berlin
> I created request for comments on kind of different approach to
> imports called meta-mapping.
>  Core of the idea is to avoid external data imports and reserve OSM
> database for what was meant for: community-sourced (manual) mapping.
> But it is not plain "banning imports", it is to provide alternative
> tool (I call it OpenMetaMap) which enables to link various external
> data sources with OSM data, with much better flexibility than with
> current import approach.
>  My proposal is in http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenMetaMap ,
> any positive and negative comments (especially help to actually
> implement it) is most welcome.
> JaakL
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