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

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 10:58:29 GMT 2011


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:36 PM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> These things need not be, and have never been, global in OSM. If one local
> community happens to have the manpower locally then it's great if they
> manage to record all that detail, and we should be very careful not to make
> decisions that keep them from doing so because we figured that we'd never be
> able to collect that data for the whole country or the whole world.

That is true - good point. I guess issues arise when we have to choose
between a tagging scheme that allows maximum power (although that
power will rarely be realised) and one that is most useful to most
people.

Steve



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