[OSM-talk] Flickr Now Supports OSM Tags

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Oct 1 13:41:42 BST 2009

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Dave F. wrote:
>> I find it very disappointing you feel there is a them & us situation.
> Yes, very disappointing but not every human being on earth happens to 
> have an OSM account. We're working on it.
Sorry Fredrik, but you /were/ talking about people already within OSM:
"Coming from the outside and not having the knowledge about OSM that we 
>> Isn't that just putting an artificial middle man into the equation?
> The cool thing about this is that users can control what kind of 
> middle man they want.
>> Wouldn't it be better to have an organised, original data?
> Not in my eyes. If users come to us and say: "Hey, we'd like to have 
> only 6 road categories not 18" then, instead of removing information 
> in our database to be compliant, we simply give them a set of rules 
> for their artificial middle man that gives them 6 road categories, and 
> we don't even have to change all our editors and re-educate all our 
> mappers. Best of both worlds, innit?
So what you have is an XSLT files that does the work that the likes of 
flickr would do & you sell them the service.
Which is fine, but you still have to work of sorting it out.
What I've been trying to say (& seemingly not doing a very good job of 
it) is that if there was certain standardisation that work load would be 

Dave F.

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