[Osmf-talk] Fwd: Adding Makaney Code to OpenStreetMap for better Place Identification.

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Sun Dec 25 16:32:17 UTC 2011


forwarding to people who might help

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ziyad AL-Salloum <ziyad at makaney.net>
> Subject: Fwd: Adding Makaney Code to OpenStreetMap for better Place Identification.
> Date: December 24, 2011 10:11:27 PM MST
> To: steve at asklater.com
> 
> Merry Christmas.
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ziyad AL-Salloum <ziyad at makaney.net>
> Date: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM
> Subject: Adding Makaney Code to OpenStreetMap for better Place Identification.
> To: chairman at osmfoundation.org
> 
> 
> Steve,
> 
> I got your contacts from the "contacts" page in OpenStreetMap
> Foundation website.
> 
> I want to tell you about Makaney Code, which is a simple idea that
> would significantly enhance OpenStreetMaps (or any maps) users ability
> to identify locations anywhere in the world.
> 
> Q: What is Makaney Code?
> 
> Makaney code is a human-friendly alphanumeric representation (like
> postal or zip codes) of the geographic latitude and longitude
> coordinates. Using Makaney code helps easily identify places on earth
> with an easy to remember code. That's becomes very useful especially
> in countries that do not implement a practical postal code system. In
> such countries people tend to describe their locations using
> directions, which is not always straightforward, waste valuable time,
> and results in many inconveniences especially when an ambulance needs
> to reach a certain location as soon as possible.
> 
> It is a non-profit project and doesn't require a database, just a
> simple implementation of a straightforward algorithm. You can see it
> in action at www.makaney.net
> 
> For more information, please refer to the "FAQ" section. And for all
> the technical details refer to
> http://www.makaney.net/mkc_standard.html
> 
> If OpenStreetMaps would like to use it, I'm available for any
> assistance in that regard (voluntarily).
> 
> Best regards,
> Ziyad





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