[Talk-ca] About OpenStreetMap

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Fri Jan 9 21:49:19 GMT 2009

I really don't have time to do your homework for you, but maybe  
someone on talk-ca@ or newbies@ will help you.



On 6 Jan 2009, at 18:33, Nyaladzani Nkhwanana wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> My name is Nyaladzani Nkhwanana, a Masters student at the university  
> of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada. I am currently undertaking a  
> research (Thesis) on assessing credibility on volunteered geographic  
> information. Im interested in how openstreetmap works, e.g. The  
> trust algorithms you use ( I see you have classes of users,  
> administrators, to new users), I want to know how this rankings are  
> archieved.
> Also I am interested in how you validate the contributed data, who  
> has the final say and also how you get to ban users contributing  
> wrong information. Please if you can prepare this in a document that  
> will be great, thanks.
> Basically I am a fan of OpenStreetMap work, Im a citizen of  
> Botswana, Southern Africa. If you can check it out you will find  
> that there is very little contributed there. As I complete my  
> studies end of this year I hope to be of assist for the benefit of  
> users back home.
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