[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Thu Oct 18 17:16:22 BST 2012

On 18.10.2012 17:34, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> I think we have to differentiate here. Some of these services have
> pages *about* an object (like foursquare, TripAdvisor, ...) and others
> have pages maintained *by* the "object" (company etc.) itself, e.g.
> facebook, myspace, twitter, ...
> If we allow "website" as link out of OSM it'd like to allow links to
> the second group above as well, as long as the content is freely
> accessible (i.e. no registration or login required to view the
> content). We might also think of allowing links to the first group,
> but it should be restricted to open data databases/content (e.g. we
> already link to wikipedia).

+1, this sounds like a good rule of thumb. So we would include

- content about the object maintained by its operator, if publicly
visible to any internet user without login, payment or other barriers.
- open/free/libre third party content about the object.

Unlike attempting to include any link somehow related to the object,
this could actually keep the number of links to a manageable amount.


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