[OSM-talk] New tool in Potlatch 2 for areas that share a way

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 10:24:31 GMT 2011

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM,  <nicholas.g.lawrence at tmr.qld.gov.au> wrote:
> Risk assessment and hazards are also relevant.
> The grassy area next to a steel mill might not be plain old
> grass, who knows what has been stored there and what kind
> of hazards, from chemicals to rusty nails are left behind?

Certainly that information is of use to someone, but I don't think OSM
should try and be all things to all people. For starters, we simply
don't have the manpower. In the Australian context, it looks like we
might be able to do better than Google Maps, but having more
information than Melway/Brisway/... will be a real challenge. Adding
on the difficulty of the kinds of things you're talking about (plus
everyone else's pet interests, like accessibility, micromapping, ...)
is essentially impossible without a massive influx of contributors.


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