[OSM-talk] Response to A critique of OpenStreetMap

ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Fri Oct 15 09:00:08 BST 2010

I think Justin is right.


The OSM community lacks an inspiring vision towards the future

of OSM.  Instead of focusing on GEO-data and MAP usability,

the last 2 years to many of the key players of OSM have been focusing on only one 

topic : the license change.


How can any potential user of OSM get a good impression of what is

possible from the base map ?  

And indeed, mentioning Mapnik as a base

layer is too much honour for the software creating it.


Thank you Justin, for the effort you put in showing where we actually

fail. Communicating with our potential users !


Lets learn our lessons, and create some kind of working group

focusing on that. If we can get as many people motivated for

this topic  as there were for the license change, our showcase, the 

base map  will improve quickly. 


Gert Gremmen



Openstreetmap.nl  (alias: cetest)

P Before printing, think about the environment. 



Van: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org] Namens Jonas Krückel
Verzonden: Thursday, October 14, 2010 5:18 PM
Aan: Milo van der Linden
CC: OSM Talk; 41latitude at gmail.com
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-talk] Response to A critique of OpenStreetMap




Justin posted a note to clarify his intention behind the article and a few other points: http://www.41latitude.com/post/1313261274/osm-response




Am 14.10.2010 um 14:07 schrieb Milo van der Linden:

Dear 41latitude,

I came accross your blog on "critique of OpenStreetMap". http://www.41latitude.com/post/1310985699/openstreetmap-critique and read it with interest. Some points are true, others need better explaination and I think you misinterpreted some things.

Basically your critique can be drilled down to 3 main components:



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