[OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg
russ at cloudmade.com
Wed Feb 11 15:45:55 GMT 2009
On Feb 11, 2009, at 6:37 AM, Gert Gremmen wrote:
> I think he is representative for a lot newbies....
Probably. Been to Wikimapia.org lately? They now have shapes on
their POI database. The method for drawing shapes is VERY simple.
o Click "Add place"
o Move the corners of the box.
o If you need another vertex, hover near the line and it creates a
rubber-band line. Move the cursor far enough away and it stops rubber-
o Click on the vertices of the object.
Of course, their job is easier because they're letting you trace
Google Maps aerial photos. Plus they have no contributor agreement
(last time I checked), so they don't own the data they've collected.
It's a horrible bodge, but we can definitely take some usability ideas
from them. They didn't acquire 9M POIs by being hard to use.
Russ Nelson - http://community.cloudmade.com/blog - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:RussNelson
russ at cloudmade.com - http://openstreetmap.org/user/RussNelson
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