[Talk-us] Civil War sites

Jack Kittle jlkittle at aquaterra.com
Mon Mar 28 14:46:32 BST 2011

+1 on a parallel/complementary database.

we have lots of Civil War sites here in Georgia that would be fun to 
map.  it's a timely topic during the sesquicentennial years.


On 3/26/2011 5:57 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
> On 3/26/11 5:53 PM, Russ Nelson wrote:
>> Richard Welty writes:
>> >  historical mapping can be hard. i have the resources to do a bunch 
>> of it for
>> >  the Civil War, but the tagging system doesn't support a lot of the 
>> data and
>> >  it would just make a mess  of the map, i think, right now.
>> OSM doesn't have a good concept of time. It would be reasonable to put
>> non-current data into OSM except that it would show up in editors, and
>> renderers likely don't know about the ending-date tags and would
>> render data not currently present on the ground. E.g. at this time and
>> date General Custer was here, then he was there.
> i'm debating whether or not i want to set up a parallel database, using
> the OSM design, to contain historical data that can be used in a mashup
> with OSM, and opening it up for historically minded mappers to use as
> a laboratory for experiments in how one would tag this stuff.
> richard
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