[OSM-talk] Fwd: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 12:18:59 GMT 2010

2010/2/1 Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>

> El Lunes, 1 de Febrero de 2010, 80n escribió:
> > It is right that we are all concentrating on creation of content.  But,
> > what we haven't had yet is any commercial map data consumers  telling us
> > what they need.  Well, in a way, maybe Nav4All is telling us what it
> > needs... and I sometimes hear Cloudmade banging on about routing.
> The problem with this is the "sofixit" response.
> No it's a different kind of problem.  More like the gratification from
seeing something rendered.  If there's a nice rendering for embankments and
cuttings then people will tag them, if there's no rendering then they won't
get tagged.

If you knew that your city's map would be used by Flikr once it reached a
certain standard then you'd probably be more motivated to reach that

So if a commercial company says what their standards are, then this will
motivate some people to reach for these.


> OSM works like many other open-source projects, where someone says: "Hey, X
> is
> bad" - and a developer replies "Yeah, and this is open source, so fix it".
> The OSM community works the same way. I'm not going to work for a company
> just
> because they ask for it very nicely. Dammit, if a company wants me to fix
> in some way, I could as well get paid for that!
> Maybe the time is coming for the business model in where I get OSM data,
> fork
> it, fix it in some way, and stamp a "certified technicial-approved version"
> on the cover. For just a couple grand.
> You want OSM to comply with certain quality standards? Well, either invest
> in
> that, or pay for that. But it's not gonna magically come from the users.
> Cheers,
> --
> ----------------------------------
> Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>
> Un ordenador no es un televisor ni un microondas, es una herramienta
> compleja.
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