[Talk-in] Time for consensus
lawgon at au-kbc.org
Thu Oct 16 14:40:21 BST 2008
sorry - it is practical and it will happen - go read the basic philosophy
behind OSM - accurate maps updated regularly by people who have seen the
spot. There is somewhere on the wiki a picture of a fire engine trying to
negotiate a narrow road wrongly marked on google maps. Just concentrate on
looking after your own area and making it as accurate as possible - other
people will look after the rest. This is open source - it will happen.
On Thursday 16 October 2008 03:54:17 pm Ganesh Krishnamurthy wrote:
> Like others said, it is impractical to keep the roads constantly updated
> based on road condition. I would like to bring up another point. If you
> mark a portion of a national highway a territiary road, the software (Mikel
> correct me if am wrong) will break the highway at the at high level zoom of
> the map. We should make the national highways to display uniformly across
> the country. Agree with PlaneMad, road conditions can be an overlay
> (similar to kayak maps and bikers maps), and not be part of the base map.
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 2:42 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>wrote:
> > On Thursday 16 October 2008 11:51:58 am Shajeer Mohammed wrote:
> > > It is great to have a dedicated person like you who can map and make
> > > changes to roads as their condition changes. But for most people
> > including
> > > me, I rarely go back and vist the same road once its mapped.
> > not dedication - I travel these roads every day. So can update the
> > condition
> > daily. Which is the case with all of us - we maintain our areas.
> > Currently there are about 10-12 active people in India, but soon there
> > will be thousands - in that case daily updates of road conditions is
> > possible. That is why we are better than google
> > > So if we cant
> > > come up with once standard lets then come up with 2!. Even though there
> > are
> > > no standards on construction quality, number of lanes etc..., there is
> > > a standard on the ownership of the roads. NHAI owns all National
> > > Highways
> > and
> > > Bypasses. State government PWD owns all state highways and local roads
> > are
> > > owned by local civic bodies.
> > > So looks like the disagreement is on tagging national highways and
> > > state highways. I guess we all agree on express ways?
> > We all agree on expressways - no problem
> > 1. Trunk - connecting major cities. So we have to agree on major cities:
> > metros - Mum, Chen, Del and Kol (maybe also bengaluru and hyderabad)
> > 2. Primary - connecting 2 tier cities to each other and to major cities
> > 2 tier cities: coimbatore, pune, madurai, mangalore, ahmedabad ...
> > 3. Secondary - connecting district headquarters to state capitals or
> > other district headquarters
> > 4. Everything else tertiary or less
> > This is regardless of who owns the road
> > Within cities - just map using common sense - basically, size of the road
> > and
> > amount of usage.
> > --
> > regards
> > Kenneth Gonsalves
> > Associate
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