[Talk-GB] Slow Ways

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 14:40:16 UTC 2020


Funding for projects is what decides...plus the OS have other
benefits-in-kind like Geovation
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2020/01/slow-ways-hack-day/ and their
media coverage that is hard to compete with. Question is, whether OSMUK
should be competing, and how?  Daniel Raven-Ellison has been around the
geography/Open Data scene for years so must be well-versed in OpenStreetMap.



On Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 12:10 David Woolley, <forums at david-woolley.me.uk>
wrote:

> On 27/12/2020 11:47, Chris Hodges wrote:
> > It says they've got support from the OS, so maybe that's why they're not
> > involved with OSM
>
> Another problem in relation to OSM is  that it is likely that the
> network is subjective, so there would be no ground truth for the
> network, as against the individual paths.
>
> Whilst they could overlay it on OSM, they would need to fund their own
> servers. If OS are giving them free hosting, it might avoid the costs
> and technical learning curve needed in hosting the map overlay themselves.
>
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