[Talk-us] Putting businesses on OSM with onosm.org

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 01:55:24 UTC 2013

Hi Ian,

I gave it a spin. For me the interesting question is how to deploy it.

Option 1, would be to make this a feature on the main OSM site.
Instead of asking people to add a note, we could ask a couple more
structured questions to insure we have enough info in the note. Let
face it, "add a note to osm", is not anybodies actual goal. It is
always going to be something higher level, like "add a POI", remove
close POI, move POI, add road, etc.

Option 2, would be to try to make a small business out of it, that
also adds in new business to google, bing, yelp, etc.

Just guessing, but I suspect, having a standalone site for just OSM
might not get enough use to make it worth it...


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> At the Chicago Hack Weekend several months ago I started a project with the
> goal of making it easier for businesses to add themselves to the map.
> http://onosm.org/ is the result and I'd love to hear some feedback.
> A couple limitations right now:
> - If we can't geocode you, you can't participate. I'm trying to think of a
> way to let you past the first step if you know where to find yourself on the
> map.
> - The details I'm asking for are pretty barren. What else should I ask for?
> - My plan is to post all these details in an anonymous note via the notes
> API. It doesn't do that yet.
> - How should follow-up be handled? Should I ask for and include an e-mail
> address in the note?
> Let me know what you think!
> Ian
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