[Tagging] What is OSM: a base layer for individual maps, or a fully featured geobased information system?

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 19:38:11 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 08:18:12PM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:

> Problem is that while "wanting things to show on the map" is a strong
> motivator for people, it doesn't scale - we are not far from the point
> where for every feature we add to our main map we have to remove another
> feature from this map. The map is already saturated with features. Still
> we hope that we can motivate people to add more detail - but such
> motivation must come through specialist applications and maps, and not
> be defined by "this shows on the main map and this doesn't".

The map is saturated - isn't it only the question of the right zoom-level?
I think sooner or later a few more zoom-levels become inevitable.


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