[Talk-GB] [SUSPECT] I have a philosophical question...

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sun Jan 13 23:45:33 UTC 2019

The aim of OSM is to map the physical world. As long as it's physical & 
static, you can map it. Add whatever interests you. Remember there are 
numerous renderings of the OSM database concentrating on different, 
specific subjects.

If you wish to concentrate on one specific aspect, you may wish ot 
contribute to:


01/2019 23:09, BD wrote:
> Hi All,
> I do make my little contribution to the effort of OSM. Recently I 
> added some data to Mapillary and consider adding more (for the use of 
> other mappers).
> After reading someone's OSM profile I started to think and now have 
> some doubts... We (mappers) are concentrating on various areas of the 
> map. Some are dedicated to buildings, some to geographical features 
> others add businesses etc. Can someone explain what is the aim of OSM, 
> are we trying to build a map better than Bing and Google (in towns and 
> cities) or are we planning to create a useful tool for tourists (with 
> paths, places of interests)?
> What is the aim of OSM, what should we concentrate on?
> Should we map roads for sat-nav or buildings for urban area accuracy? 
> Paths and tourists attractions or schools and electric cars charging 
> points?
> many thanks,
> dzidek23
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