[OSM-talk] Actually using OpenStreetMap and the usability of the current maps

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Mon Jul 28 15:26:07 BST 2008


Brian Quinion wrote:
>> One would think that getting all of the capitals tagged would be easy,
>> however going and grabbing it from sites linked to google I'm assuming would
>> almost certainly be a no no.
>>
>> Can we use information from wikipedia?
>>
>> For example.
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_capitals
>>
>> If I can use that, then I can find all the capitals, and just tag them.
>>     
>
> How about geonames database - is that usable?
>   
We cannot use data from geonames as the data is derived from Google Maps.
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-May/014038.html
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Geonames

Shaun




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