[OSM-talk] Editing and tagging - Potlatch, or just JOSM?

Barry barry at bettersoftware.co.uk
Fri Aug 17 13:22:06 BST 2007


I've already apologised if my comment have upset some of you.

Potlach, as it stands, HAS limited facilities, when compared to JOSM. 
In my opinion it has less features and facilities than its predecessor.
As a programmer for many years I fully realise how much effort Richard has
put into it, and congratulate him on what he has achieved.

If expressing an opinion on OSM is construed as "badmouth" then I'll desist
with pleasure.

Happy mapping.



-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Spaeth [mailto:Sebastian at SSpaeth.de] 
Sent: 17 August 2007 12:43
To: Bettersoftware
Cc: OSM Talk List
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Editing and tagging - Potlatch, or just JOSM?

Bettersoftware wrote:

> I agree with you. JOSM IS worth the effort and I consider Potlash to be 
> almost useless when compared to it's predecessor. With it's very limited 
> facilities and features I just can't see why anyone would use it.

Whooa, hold your horses there!!! I don't use potlatch myself, but that
is not reason to talk it bad. It's build for a purpose and that is to
enable Joe Doe to map streets. For that it requires limited facilities
and features. Not everyone is happy to learn an AutoCAD like tool just
to move a node which doesn't happen to be perfect in your neighbouhood.

I'd consider it only fair to appreciate the insane amount of work
Richard puts into Potlatch, and just because you are not the target
audience doesn't give you a right to badmouth it in public!


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