[OSM-talk] Split into "map" and "data" projects

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Tue Jul 29 09:28:40 BST 2008

On 29/07/2008 09:21, Tom Chance wrote:
> What a lot of effort! Why bother?

I agree. In fact more than that, I think it would be damaging.

For most people, the idea of "abstract" mapping data is a hard concept 
to grasp. The map renderings (in practice Mapnik, as I doubt most 
non-participants ever touch the layers menu) make the project concrete. 
Without this, I think OSM becomes largely invisible.


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