[OSM-talk] anonymous edits

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu May 26 18:51:07 BST 2011

Hi all,

Consider the following application scheme:
* a twitter user sends a geo-located tweet containing a specified
hashtag, say #addosm and key-value pairs like "amenity:pub;name:Red
* a twitter scraper picks up the tweet, archives it and posts a new
point using the twitter coordinate and the decoded k-v pairs, plus an
additional tag source:twitter[@twitteruser] or something like that.
This would be an easy way to add POIs on the go, and could be an
interface for mobile applications to post new POIs. This would not be
totally anonymous but it's close. What do you think, is this
acceptable? A similar level of anonymity is reached by WheelMap.org
that allows anonymous OSM edits through their web site via the OSM
account wheelmap_visitor[2].

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Anonymous_edits
[2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/wheelmap_visitor
Martijn van Exel

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