[Osmf-talk] Status of corporate editing policy survey
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
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:
> 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
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