[Tagging] What to map a site of historical significants...

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Apr 27 21:04:25 BST 2011


On 4/27/11 2:33 PM, Laurence Penney wrote:
> Historical event geotagging could rapidly get out of hand. This feels to me very much orthogonal to OSM - almost every news story, photo, work of art, etc arguably deserves a geotag, but hardly any of them deserve to be in OSM. A separate database is where things like this should reside, where a historic or art-themed map UI presents them, perhaps on top of a (faded) standard Mapnik rendering of OSM.
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we are discussing setting up a server (under the auspices of OSM US)
which can serve as a laboratory for historic event tagging (among other
things). it will be possible to set up different databases that can be
overlaid on top of the core OSM tiles to display different historical maps.

i agree that great historic detail should not go in the core OSM database,
it's exactly the sort of stuff you want to do as a mashup.

richard




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