richard at systemeD.net
Fri Jul 13 10:31:23 BST 2012
Potlatch is five years old and JOSM is over six years old. Scary, isn't it?
Lots has changed in those five years. Browsers now do natively things
that used to require a plugin - indeed, you might not even have the
plugin anymore. OSM's changed, too, from a little-known geek project to
this behemoth of map data used by millions every day.
So we need another editor. Not to replace what we have now: Potlatch
fulfils the intermediate editor role and JOSM fulfils the advanced
editor role very nicely. What we don't have, yet, is a simple, friendly
editor as a welcoming way into OSM.
I thought I'd start writing one.
It's at a really early stage of development. It doesn't save anything
yet, nor do any tagging, nor even let you delete things - that's how
early it is. After all, it'll be much better if the collective brains of
OSM and elsewhere apply themselves to the challenge, rather than just me
sitting in a room in Charlbury.
Fancy getting involved?
Here's the project page:
And here's the source:
Throw questions at me (on dev@) or just get started and hack away.
Between us we can build something really good.
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