[OSM-talk] Err, what?

Douglas Furlong douglas.furlong at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 15:30:53 GMT 2009

2009/1/7 Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>

> > > What exactly are you referring to? All I can see there is Black Rock
> > > City, aka the site of Burning Man.
> >
> > My first impression when clicking the link in Jonathan's mail was that
> > somebody was making a map for their computer game using JOSM and
> > accidentally uploaded it, heh.
> Excellent. Not too far from the truth. Except you have to drive 8 hours to
> get to the game, it lasts a week, and everyone wins.
> Black Rock City is temporary, one week per year. Each year the city moves
> to minimize impact on the desert. Next year we'll make a new map.
> It does raise the question of how to preserve web mapping history. Burning
> Man is an extreme example of a dynamic world in flux. Burning Man Flickr
> photos from 2008 only make sense against the 2008 map.

If you  move every year, then a simple solution would be to Map it with the
year in which it was done.

It would be nice if some thing as significant as this was maintained in Open
Street Map.

But that's just me.
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