[Talk-us] Highway Tagging Consensus to Improve OSM (and address some of 41 latitude's concerns)

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Oct 15 21:20:05 BST 2010

There are some people where IRC is a higher barrier to entry than a
phone call.  All that aside though I think key is just to have some
level of consensus and then have the information available in a clear

New people don't care about arguing about tags, they just want to know
how to map.  By making that easier and having standards documented in
a clear way they will.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Surely we're missing plenty of people by only having a discussion on the
>> mailing list? SoTM.US proved to me that there are orders of magnitude more
>> people interested in OSM in the US than are signed up for talk-us.
>> The difference is that the people who care enough to talk about it and form
>> a consensus between those on talk-us and maybe even a phone call or two are
>> the ones that will actually make the changes to the wiki and renderers. It's
>> not that there's "one consensus" it's whoever gets a consensus faster and
>> (most importantly) implements it.
> You're getting a consensus of those who can get past the higher
> barrier to entry. It's relatively easy to join a mailing list. It's
> also relatively easy to use IRC, though you have to be free at the
> proper time. It's a bit harder to participate in a phone conversation
> - again you can't have anything else scheduled then, and you need
> either a microphone or a willingness to pay for a long-distance call,
> plus the ability to understand various accents (or half the meeting
> will be "can you please repeat that? can you speak more clearly?").
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