[Tagging] Comparison of tag support: Mapnik, Osmarender, Potlatch, JOSM, Kosmos, Map Features (wiki)

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 13:51:46 GMT 2009

2009/12/14 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> Hi,
> Mike N. wrote:
>>> No. openstreetmap.org is not intended to become "the better Google
>>> Maps". openstreetmap.org is a showcase for what you can do with our
>>> data. It cannot, and will not, host every map that someone could
>>> possibly want made from our data.
>>> Our data is there for the taking - you want OpenShopMap, create
>>> OpenShopMap.
>> I would be happy to see shop=* added to Mapnik, even if the name takes
>> the lowest priority for available space.
> I wasn't arguing specifically against shops, I was just saying that we
> cannot possibly have *everything* on the map, and a decision has to be
> made. We still want the map to appeal to people visually because (as I
> said) it is there as a showcase, not as an end product - if the web page
> gives people the impression "OSM maps are cluttered because everyone can
> put in whatever stuff they want" then that's counterproductive.

But what then is what we expect from default www.openstreetmap.org
map? What is shown and what's not?

p.s. I know I repeat myself, but I haven't heard clear and cut answer.


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