[OSM-dev] "The Future of Areas" - open discussion?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon May 9 12:00:09 BST 2011


On 05/09/11 12:21, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> And if one does not like GML, one can select for example GeoJson instead

Oh ;)

> and with Mapserver v. 6.0 all vector formats supported by ogr for writing
> are supported also as WFS outputformats. They are marked as Creation=Yes
> on the list http://gdal.org/ogr/ogr_formats.html. I suppose many would be
> attracted by KML. It's a pity that OSM-XML is missing from this list even
> a read-only.

On thing that I would hope to see in a future version of OSM XML is 
something - preferably, an attribute to an XML node - that says "this is 
artificial, don't upload this anywhere". E.g.

<node id="1" .... transient="1" />

or so. Then, anyone who uses the OSM XML as a transport format could use 
that to make sure that if someone accidentally loads the file into an 
editor, it wouldn't be taken for "real" and uploaded.

(Could also be done on a per-file basis but I have some use cases in 
mind where original OSM objects and 
modified-but-please-do-not-upload-these objects would be mixed.)


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