[Osmf-talk] Status of corporate editing policy survey

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Mon Sep 18 13:48:13 UTC 2017

If someone maps gas stations of his company, or the ATMs of his bank, or 
hotels of a hotel chain and areas surrounding them, etc., it also makes 
her/him a kind of a corporate editor.

I add sometimes objects at another map, a commercial one, where an edit 
may appear on the map only weeks later, after it has been approved by a 
professional mapper. I hope it will not come to this at the OSM, that 
these "organized" editors will not receive a special status or privileges.

More developed countries have got more data per area and per inhabitant 
at the map database, but it works in opposite way too, - the better the 
map the more economic opportunities open on a land. So, in a way, anyone 
who works on a map of a region could be considered a professional mapper 
, as she/he also works with a long-term benefit in mind.

However, being closer to the offices where decisions are made, the 
"organized" mappers have got a strong advantage in politics. I saw it at 
the above mentioned commercial map, where editing was closed either 
completely or partially after some silly vandalism joke but only for all 
"non-professional" mappers.

Best regards,

On 15.09.17 22:34, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> The matter of a possible corporate/organized editing policy and a survey
> to evaluate community opinion on the matter has last been topic on the
> board meetings in June:
> https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Board/Minutes/2017-06-20#Corporate_editing_policy_survey
> but was not on the agenda since then.
> Is there any progress on the matter?  From the minutes linked above it
> seemed work on the survey was already pretty complete.  What is the
> reason for the holdup?  Is there anything additional help is required
> for?

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