[OSM-talk-be] POIs

André Pirard a.pirard.papou at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 09:47:56 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-24 10:08, Marc Gemis wrote :
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM, André Pirard
> <a.pirard.papou at gmail.com <mailto:a.pirard.papou at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     May I recall another approach that I presented as a way for OSM.be
>     to make money.
>     For each "customer" or usage, a POI list is built that contains
>     the IDs of the OSM elements + icon URL.
>     The server whose task is to display the map + POIs can fetch the
>     list from any URL.
>     http://server  http://list
>     node/way/area ID icon_URL
> As you know, the ID of OSM elements is not stable, so you can't really
> use them in queries.
> Is this similar to creating an Overpass Query with some mapcss  and
> share that link ?
> I'll agree that creating the Overpass Query might be simplified with
> e.g. picking POIs from a list.
The list approach is for s.o. to show their selection: all shops X,
municipality shops..., nearby bus stops, whatever?
Such a list needs maintenance, the POIs are changing much more often
than the IDs and there can be warnings.
The URLs are not stable either, so you can't really use them for links.
People don't use the possibility to be warned when a link dangles, there
are plenty of blind links, and yet that link system is used intensively.



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