[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)
frederik at remote.org
Thu Jul 26 10:04:37 BST 2007
>>> No, honestly, this is something we also need - a way to stick
>>> notes" like post-its onto our maps so that others editing in the
>>> area can be alerted to something you want them to know.
>> Sounds nice:
>> postit="please don't break my roads" ;-)
> isn't the k=note tag something like that? - maybe editors or even
> renderers could view them on the map?
It could probably be used for this but frankly, I would be a bit
unhappy to find tons of new areas created where I am mapping which
just serve as a "note" (and nodes won't to as you cannot properly
show for which area the note is valid, leading to same-content nodes
strewn all over large areas etc). This could perhaps be alleviated by
tuning the mappaint plugin but still I believe it would be a hassle
I envisage a separate server for metadata (no reason to clutter OSM
database history with things like "went here but gate was closed,
someone should come back when gate is open" that are subsequently
removed), where an editor can, if it so desires, request a bounding
box and get back a number of "post-its" plus areas they're referring
to, and then let the user read (or add to) the text on the note. One
of those cool things...
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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