[OSM-talk] OSM as Map Publishers (was Re: TomTom acqures TeleAltas)

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Wed Jul 25 09:24:07 BST 2007


On 24 Jul 2007, at 15:19, 80n wrote:

> On 7/24/07, Nick Black <nickblack1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/23/07, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 7/23/07, Raphaël Jacquot <sxpert at sxpert.org> wrote:
> > > spaetz wrote:
> > > > In that case, the tiles server using mapnik would suffice, as it
> > demonstrates nicely the non-vapurware state of the project.
> > >
> > > I agree, but then the mapnik rules need to be modified such as
> > >
> > > * you get to see highways and main roads at the startup level  
> (similar
> > > to what google does)
> >
> > Good point, the start page is totally unimpressive at the moment.
>
> Don't underestimate the OSM homepage - I've just come from a meeting
> with clients who used the openstreetmap.org home page as an example of
> what a web map site's homepage *should* look like!
>
> Yes, the point is though that the use doesn't actually get to see  
> any of the real data because none of it is visible.  If I was  
> visiting OSM for the first time I'd probably say "Blank map, big  
> deal" and move on.  But if it were zoomed in just one more level it  
> would be so much more impressive.  First impressions count.

then patch it to move in a level?

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> Of course the question here is whether OSM is an internet map site - a
> la google, multimap, mashup-x - or something else.
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> > t at h gives the best indication of what data we have at low zoom  
> levels -
> > except for India, which seems to have been flooded ;)
> >
> > > * you need to add more things in the map, such as buildings and  
> stuff
> > >
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