[Talk-us] What does the community want from a US local chapter?
niceman at att.net
Fri Sep 30 19:36:45 BST 2011
On 9/30/2011 2:23 PM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Really? Are there people who say "I'd rather not map because there is no
> consensus on the roads tagging"? Are those people the 20,000 missing
> mappers in the US?
It is more like "I don't see anyone using the map except for
Skobbler, so why should I invest my time?" And what are the obstacles
to usage? inconsistent tagging.
>> Ideally this should be done by, as you say, "facilitating a consensus",
> Personally I'd think a per-state consensus would already be quite good.
> Greece and Norway use different tagging schemes - so why would anyone be
> "held back" if Texas uses something other than Alaska?
A map data consumer would want to be aware of local state
conventions, but it would be a huge saving of effort to read up on a
single US tagging convention from the Wiki, then apply it to consume map
data. As already demonstrated by the 'shields' discussion, we can
begin to approach a unified tagging convention that will cover all
states. In the US, there may be minor differences from state to state,
but we expect products to work seamlessly everywhere.
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