[OSM-talk] OSM-based community-maintained yelp-like project?

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Wed Aug 22 23:05:25 BST 2012

Not OSM, but slightly (and possibly-maybe increasingly) using OSM (website
only, and as background layer only, currently):

I actually started using 4sq again after they not only started using OSM
(with above limitations) and blogged about their wish to do more with OSM
-- but after I read more about MapBox's involvement with supporting 4sq to
use OSM (and learn it more thoroughly, I guess).

I've copied Alex here (even though I think he follows talk at osm) who's at
least one of the main OSM-4sq guys at MapBox.

What I'd love to see is 4sq contributing their POI data to OSM in a way or
another. .. I'm most probably not the only one thinking about this and
there are certainly a number of hurdles in making that happen. Some
linking/-age system between OSM data and 4sq POI data would also be nice.


On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Matej Cepl <mcepl at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently on the holidays in Italy (whole review of using OSM will
> come when I come back), but one thing I really wonder about is whether
> there is some Yelp/Google Reviews community based equivalent. The first
> thing we came to the camp in the Italy, we have picked up Google Maps (in
> the Android phone) and asked for the nearest restaurants. We've found one,
> but I felt really sorry I cannot share my review of the restaurant with a
> community (I don't have Google+ account and I don't want to have one, which
> is a prerequisite for making reviews, moreover I don't want to provide my
> work for the advertising agency). Is there some project like Yelp/Google
> Reviews community-based and based on OSM, or at least plans to do something
> like that?
> Matěj
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