[Talk-GB] Area Editor

Thom Shannon thom at glow-internet.com
Thu Jul 19 18:27:43 BST 2007

I've just had an idea, don't know if its been thought of before.

As more people are trying to use osm for various things, who are not 
mappers themselves, they'll come across problems/mistakes. Maybe we 
could have a system where people who are mappers can declare themselves 
an editor of a certain area (or many areas). Then the person discovering 
the problem can just click a button and write a quick note about what 
they discovered, it could be sent to everyone who's expressed an 
interest in maintaining that area.

Maybe it should be managed via a bug tracker type system, so one of the 
editors can take the task to find out what the problem is and fix it.

I think a lot of people might be intimidated by the complexity of the 
full editor, and if they do try to use it they may not do things in the 
best way.

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