[Openstreetmap] Re: Naming segments using applet

Frank Mohr f_mohr at yahoo.de
Fri Dec 9 09:57:04 GMT 2005

Immanuel Scholz wrote:
>>Has openrivermap gone yet?  No?  openwaymap?  Meanwhile I'll be
>>concentrating on streets ;)
> This opens another interesting question: Should the data structure we
> create be usable by other software beside Openstreetmap?
> My answer to this question would be:
> If it does not complicate the OSM server and clients, why not? But I am
> against introducing much complexity only to support others.
> <development-stuff talk. non-developer may ignore>
> The current system of having just key/value pairs that define the real
> ontology on objects is very generic and powerful and could be reused in
> other servers, as example "openrivermap" (if our users decide that
> rivers should not belong to an open street map). "track" (or "way" or
> "line" or "route") does not implies that the structure may hold only
> streets. It is already an ontology definition of the abstract thing of a
> connection between two points.

i would even say that rivers and streets don't differ too much
(not only from a programmers point of view)

for my as a developer, a river is either a line or an area with
attributes (same as a street or a place)

for skipper, a river is the same as a road
(as an extreme look at Venice where boats are the equivalent
of cars or the canals in Amsterdam)



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