[OSM-talk] Using OpenStreetMap on a daily basis

Gregory nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 10 21:43:30 UTC 2013


I haven't read the full thread, but in reply to the initial dilemma I say:
Pah!
When I moved home to Durham, UK, I switched to OpenStreetMap being the *only
** map I used, and that all that was mapped in the city was the river and 3
roads(one of which was a motorway). I wrote a little bit about it
http://www.livingwithdragons.com/.

But yep, OpenStreetMap has some limitations if you don't understand that
not everything needs or will be on osm.org.
There are political reasons (understandably) for features not making it to
OSM.org, and also resource limitations(mainly volunteers to create the
systems). But think how it can be nicer to choose which is the best
routing/POI/app/whatever system for you, and bookmark that in your browser.
wiki.osm.org can be a good starting place to find lists of
websites/software that attempts to perform a certain function.


* I allowed myself to use any BY-SA style license, so that was OSM and any
doodles from friends(open license implied by our friendship).


On 10 July 2013 21:13, Arlindo Pereira <openstreetmap at arlindopereira.com>wrote:

> I once read one of the "OSM gurus" (can't remember who, maybe it was andy
> but I'm not sure) that said "Render and they'll map".
>
> Here in Rio, there's not an overwhelming number of mappers, but from those
> only a fraction care to enter all POIs details such as address. I think
> that this happens basically because they "don't seem to matter", because
> they are not shown on the main OSM interface. Maybe if they're clickable,
> more mappers would add more detail.
>
> Cheers,
> Arlindo "Nighto" Pereira
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Pavel Melnikov <positron96 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> +1 to not crowding main cite with dozens of technical links. I got lost
>> in http://osmtools.de/osmlinks/<http://osmtools.de/osmlinks/?page=main&lang=en>
>> =)
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM, RainerU <ray66 at sfr.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> Am 09.07.2013 14:08, schrieb Michael Buege:
>>> > Zitat Immanuel Giulea:
>>> >> I think a directory of all the tools available would be a great
>>> starting
>>> >> point.
>>> >
>>> > Something like this?
>>> > <http://osmtools.de/osmlinks/?page=main&lang=en>
>>> >
>>>
>>> This list is definitely too big for someone who is neither a OSM
>>> contributor nor
>>> an IT expert. This kind of public basically needs three services: a
>>> marker
>>> service allowing to set and share a marker, a POI search service and a
>>> routing
>>> service. There should be one or two links on the OSM project front page
>>> for each
>>> of these services, not more.
>>>
>>> Rainer
>>>
>>>
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-- 
Gregory
osm at livingwithdragons.com
http://www.livingwithdragons.com
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