[OSM-talk] google wms

Simon Ward simon at bleah.co.uk
Wed Dec 24 13:45:52 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 02:34:13PM +0100, Pieren wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk> wrote:
> > A possible consideration for a future API is to move the check there:
> > JOSM uploads, and indicates what data sources were used in the editing
> > session.  Server checks, sees GoogleWMS, replies "I'm sorry Dave, I'm
> > afraid I can't do that."
> Too easy to bypass : save data into file, reload the file then upload.

Hard validation wasn’t the point.  The point was to make the user think
twice, just as with Richard’s comment on using GPSBabel to convert KML
to GPX, then having to munge it to add timestamps.  You can bypass such
a check in the editor just as easily, but either method allows the
editor to tell the user why there’s a problem.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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