[OSM-talk] Thoughts on OSM design, and looking forward and back

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 11:01:53 GMT 2010


On 26 February 2010 20:31, Nick Whitelegg <Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk> wrote:
> This requires more server side "intelligence" though... for example, the
> server needs to auto-detect if someone tries to add a POI with the same
> name and type within a certain distance of an already-existing POI, and
> reject it if so. If this was the case, then simple, lightweight AJAX-based
> editors, more restricted than Potlatch or JOSM but optimised for these
> sorts of tasks, could be built.

This kind of limitation could be difficult to enforce, I often see
fuel stations on corners across from each other, and in one case I saw
the same branded location opposite of each other.




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