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

Kai Krueger kakrueger at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 13:20:52 UTC 2011

Can we please not post these kind of things to osmf-talk?

These aren't really foundation related. It is more exclusive than dev or
talk, and there have already been a bunch of people requesting to be
taken off the list due to high volume from the last lengthy thread,
which might become a problem if osmf needs to reach its members in the


On 12/25/2011 05:32 PM, Steve Coast wrote:
> 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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