[Talk-in] POI capture

Shibu Narayanan shibu.narayanan at oracle.com
Mon Feb 22 13:35:09 UTC 2016

I prefer to make an app which does only one thing. In this case, it only captures POIs.  Also, the software should work with the minimum clicks.

Usually my software have only one user, Me J.



Shibu Narayanan 


From: Arun [mailto:arun.maharajan at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 6:59 PM
To: OpenStreetMap in India
Subject: Re: [Talk-in] POI capture


Hi Shibu, 


I dont know enough to answer your question but there are already various apps out there for this purpose. How will your app be different from them?




On 22-Feb-2016, at 16:53, Shibu Narayanan <HYPERLINK "mailto:shibu.narayanan at oracle.com"shibu.narayanan at oracle.com> wrote:

I am interested in creating a simple android app to capture POIs.

I was looking up the XML data structure and found help here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_XML .


My question is , for a POI, what is the least amount of data which can be uploaded?

Is the below sufficient?  I can add as many “tag” as required, right?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<osm version="0.6" generator="CGImap 0.0.2">

<node id="1831881213" version="1" changeset="12370172" lat="54.0900666" lon="12.2539381" user="lafkor" uid="75625" visible="true" timestamp="2012-07-20T09:43:19Z">

  <tag k="name" v="Neu Broderstorf"/>

  <tag k="traffic_sign" v="city_limit"/>




I see a “user” attribute, is there any password attribute as well?  Can one user upload data in the name of another user?



Shibu Narayanan 

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