[Tagging] Bitcoin and Online shops

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Wed Nov 27 21:08:21 UTC 2013

On 11/27/2013 09:33 PM, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> I think we need solutions to high density office mapping, though - and
> OSM as it is today is not a great fit.

Does OSM want to be a directory ?

A shop is a discrete entity - quite the consensual POI. A single tenant
building ? Same. But what about a 50 levels high-rise building with 67
tenants ? Should they all appear on OSM ? In my opinion, no : the
building should be tagged with its address and its building name, but
the tenants belong to a third-party directory that may or may not
position them on a map according to their address.

Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it... So far the
problem was soliciting contributions - soon it will be geospam.

Damn - I just find that I am not the inventor of the word 'geospam' !

cc: talk at osm because I feel that this issue has implications beyond tagging.

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