[talk-ph] What level of POIs do we add? (was Click the City)

Marloue Pidor murlwe at mail2Engineer.com
Thu May 7 13:12:16 BST 2009


I agree!

<-----Original Message-----> 
>From: Jim Morgan [jim at datalude.com]
>Sent: 5/7/2009 5:35:43 PM
>To: talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [talk-ph] What level of POIs do we add? (was Click the
City)
>
>OK, well as everyone has an opinion on this one ... :-)
>
>Eugene Alvin Villar wrote, On Wednesday, May 06, 2009 08:20 PM:
>> It's tempting to mark out in OSM all of the Jollibee, McDonald's, and
>> Starbucks branches in the Philippines but I'm wondering if this is
wise.
>> Do we mark out every retail store, every bank branch, every Western
>> Union/FedEx/LBC outlet, and every company's office in OSM? My
personal
>> take is that we don't need to.
>
>I can think of at least two ways in which such information would be
useful. If
>you're using Fast food outlets to navigate by then knowing the name is
critical:
>"turn left at the McDonalds". Fast food outlets are actually quite
convenient to
>navigate by because they have BIG signs and instantly recognisable
branding
>which everyone knows. So yes, I can see a use for names here. 
>
>Another use would be if you were looking for an ATM in a certain area.
Not all
>cards work with all banks, so its useful to know the brand of bank
you're
>dealing with. So here again its useful to have the name of the bank. 
>
>> One big problem is multi-storey malls like SM Megamall that have
>> hundreds of tenants. It'll be quite unwieldy to maintain and edit
>> overlapping POIs in such a small land area.
>
>Definitely. Let people go inside and use the store directory for that.
But
>again, if there is a store visible from the outside, which will help
with visual
>navigation, then sure, why not put it in?
>
>Jim
>
>
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