[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sat Jun 9 08:51:43 UTC 2018

On Saturday 09 June 2018, Colin Smale wrote:
> >> This analogy also means that competition is essential for progress
> >> in OSM.
> How do we define "progress"? How do we conclude if OSM today is
> "better" than in the past? Are our processes becoming more mature? Is
> our data quality improving? Do we have more "customers" than before?
> What defined "goals" have we achieved?

I have not defined progress and don't need to for the argument i made.  
It applies for any definition of progress you might have.  Or in other 
words: Here it just means the opposite of stagnation.

Most people probably agree that in the OSM context the ultimate goal is 
to create the best map of the world.  And that for this you need a 
global community of active local mappers.  But this and all the details 
around it is a very different subject for which this is not really the 
right venue.

Christoph Hormann

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