[OSM-talk] Split into "map" and "data" projects
tom at acrewoods.net
Tue Jul 29 09:21:02 BST 2008
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On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:17:47 +0200, Henry Loenwind <henry at loenwind.info>
> That sums it up rather nicely. OSM is only about collecting data, people
> that are interested in using the data are not really welcome very much.
> So I propose to start a new project, that is about using OSM data only.
> Transfer the current renderers and maps to the new project, and maybe it
> would be possible there to et up a server farm, so people interested in
> different rendering styles can concentrate on the rendering styles and
> not on the problem of serving them.
> Anyone interested? That new project would first need people that have
> time to organize it (I really don't have), and people to raise or
> provide funding.
What a lot of effort! Why bother?
I don't understand why we can't just establish a few wiki pages and a new
mailing list for people interested in end-uses of data. Make a few clear
splits in wikis, lists, the front page etc. for people interested in
gathering and using data. There's definitely a need for more collaboration
and code-sharing on the OpenLayers/stylesheet front, it's all a bit of a
confusing mess at the moment.
I'd be happy to get stuck into both discussions, having mapped large chunks
of Reading, St Albans, Peckham and Sutton... and having set-up a map based
on OSM data (http://map.oneplanetsutton.org).
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