[OSM-talk] Coastlines

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Mar 21 15:20:16 GMT 2006

* @ 21/03/06 01:13:18 PM immanuel.scholz at gmx.de wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't think OSM should contain coastline information. This is because I
> was told that there is already a good database with free coastline
> informations of the whole world.

how detailed?

> BTW: Same goes for worldwide elevation information. My suggestion is to
> only store height for special objects or objects that differs substantly
> from the "normal" height of the earth at that point, e.g. lookout towers
> (even then, this information should be the height compared to the ground
> level ;).

yeah, SRTM...

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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