[Osmf-talk] Question to board members

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 24 15:25:25 UTC 2012

> All I'm saying is that we must not focus solely on the map - it's bad> enough if our mappers already do that ;)
Ok, let's focus on routing. There's been discussion and agreement before (several years now)
that having routing integrated in OSM.org in some way would be valuable to mappers 
because it allows mappers to check the viability of OSM data for routing. 
Tiles and nominatim integration on OSM.org provide a similar function.

Routing has not been integrated ad hoc. It's complicated both in terms of back end and interface.
We need a realistic and practical plan for routing to be integrated into OSM. We need to try another strategy.

The most promising strategy right now is the model we employed for the redaction bot, hiring someone to lead the effort.

* Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron

> From: Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
>To: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org 
>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 3:10 PM
>Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] Question to board members
>On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:13:18 +0300
>Rich <richlv at nakts.net> wrote:
>> we don't send a message like that, it's just human nature - no
>> reward, no motivation.
>Yep. I'm all for more rewards! But those can come in many forms, and
>Jaakko was specifically saying that people don't map what is not SHOWN
>ON THE MAP, which is only one of many potential forms of reward.
>> in a similar manner i have every now and then not mapped things i
>> know won't show up.
>That's because the map is a nicer reward than, say, some
>simple statistic saying "Rich has contributed 1024 nodes today". But
>there could be many other forms of reward, for example nicer and more
>meaningful statistics broken down by areas or whatever. "Rich has
>contributed 25% of routing-specific data in the area you are
>viewing". (Where routing-specific data = turn restrictions, speed
>limits, access restrictions - all hugely important stuff that is
>difficult to show on any map, even at z20.)
>All I'm saying is that we must not focus solely on the map - it's bad
>enough if our mappers already do that ;)
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