[OSM-talk] Giving everything a unique ID

simon at mungewell.org simon at mungewell.org
Thu Jun 3 02:45:21 BST 2010


> On 3 June 2010 10:04,  <simon at mungewell.org> wrote:
>> The 'shortlink' does not describe an object with OSM, it describes a
>> location on the planet (akin to a lat/long).
>
> Yup, exactly, and it doesn't describe a level in the case of a
> multilevel building, both above and below ground.
>

or which door bell to press, or the phone number, or....

but seriously... there is a limit to the amount of data we should be
placing into the OSM servers.

I would think that a small 2D barcode with lat/long might suffice for
getting someone there, or providing navigation services to that location.
You are welcome to have alternate ideas.

Simon





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