[OSM-talk] FourSquare and OSM
iknowjoseph at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 22:27:32 GMT 2012
>Or will the intermediary service provided by MapBox etc somehow protect them?
MapQuest is updated minutely? So changes to the database are going to
be felt by FourSquare, Nestoria, et al pretty immediately. This is
pretty off topic, of course...
Presumably the good folks behind the license change will say that any
short-term damage to OSM caused by removing data is outweighed by the
benefits of a new license; the ODbL even, possibly, makes data
exchange with these 3rd parties more secure in the long term.
That's the optimistic way of putting it. You could be a pessimist and
say that OSM data is already hugely inconsistent and full of holes,
missing roads and imaginary data.
I guess it just depends on how you judge the contents of your glass
(or mailing list).
On 6 March 2012 22:15, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> So at the risk of pointing out the obvious: aren't we about to start
> purging data from "decliners"? Last I heard, we're "begin[ning] the
> process of database re-building and hope to complete by 2012-04-01".
> Are we about to start inflicting maps with big holes, missing roads
> etc on these big sites that have finally made the decision to start
> trusting OSM with their core business?
> Or will the intermediary service provided by MapBox etc somehow protect them?
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 6:14 AM, Frans Thamura <frans at meruvian.org> wrote:
>> hi all
>> we have great news that foursquare using OSM now
>> anyone working with Fq? which API that osm using ?
>> the ruby one?
>> talk mailing list
>> talk at openstreetmap.org
> talk mailing list
> talk at openstreetmap.org
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