[OSM-talk] Wikipedia Integration

Andy Armstrong andy at hexten.net
Sun Jul 8 20:26:44 BST 2007

Tapio Sokura wrote:
> I think having links to external information can be useful in certain 
> cases, like a URL to wikipedia or some other place that is relevant. 
> Preferably to a URL that is expected to be available for a long time. 
> But I object to adding nontrivial information itself (or a picture in 
> this case) to openstreetmap. After all it's supposed to be a map, not an 
> encyclopedia or photo gallery. One should also keep in mind that having 
> URLs in the map database makes it even more enticing to spammers to abuse.

It'd be crazy to have links to a particular resource in the dataset.
It's no more necessary than adding the same data to Google Map's dataset
to implement http://www.placeopedia.com/.

I don't think that's what Yann's advocating though is it?

Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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