[OSM-talk] OSM on The Reg

Renaud Martinet karouf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 16:15:45 GMT 2009


I thought that last summer after SOTM, there was some desire to build
a system similar to OSB but integrated to the main site and
opensource. There was even a talk about having a hack weekend (or
day?) in London but unfortunately I can't find any trace of it.
It probably disappeared due to the pressing issues linked to API 0.6.


Renaud.



On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Adam Schreiber <sadam at clemson.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Kærast <kaerast at qvox.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:08:05 -0500
>> Adam Schreiber <sadam at clemson.edu> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> I agree, there should be some slight barrier to entry in which the
>>> mapper learns about communitty standards for adding data, especially
>>> dervied data.  The reason Google's MyMaps can allow just about
>>> anything is that it isn't added to the main map.  Even location edits
>>> aren't pushed out until they're reviewed.  We need to decide whether
>>> or not we will accept the burden of checking all edits made by drive
>>> by mappers.
>>>
>>
>> So then can't we do something similar?  Add a big button somewhere
>> linking to open street bugs, ask people where they are getting their
>> information from when they add a bug, possibly give them the ability to
>> add in more than a single node?
>
> We certainly can, but that wasn't what was being discussed.  At the
> moment IIRC, OpenStreetBugs isn't free software and we can't tightly
> integrate with it as much as we might like because of that.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Adam
>
>> Alice
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