[OSM-talk] Notebook scans
jon at siliconcircus.com
Mon Aug 13 08:58:09 BST 2007
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> I have always viewed the fact that OSM encourages me to upload GPX
> traces for the benefit of accountability as a kind of mistrust - "we
> want to keep our data clean and we don't trust you enough to just accept
> your word that you didn't copy data".
While that may be the reason that this is encouraged, I find the GPX
data useful for other reasons. If someone else has driven along the
same stretch of road that I have, that's one more set of data over and
above the points that I have. This enables me to make a better choice
about where the middle of the road really is, etc. It also means that
if I'm mapping a motorway junction that I've recently been through and
someone else has already been around the missing leaf that I didn't
drive over, I can complete their and my mapping.
Uploading GPX points might also aid with accountability, but for me,
that's just a side-effect.
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