[OSM-talk] Timezones (was: Deleting data)

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Oct 19 15:02:05 UTC 2013

Philip Barnes writes:
 > On Sat, 2013-10-19 at 10:10 -0400, Russ Nelson wrote:
 > > Philip Barnes writes:
 > >  > So we should not include country, state, principality, county, city,
 > >  > town, parish boundaries either as unless its an island aren't surveyable
 > >  > either.
 > > 
 > > If ClosedStreetMap.com was more than a figment of my imagination we
 > > would store them there, not in OSM, yes.
 > > 
 > A map that can't tell you what country you are in would be slightly
 > useless.

You are misconstruing the OpenStreetMap dataset for a map, I
believe. You can use the OSM data to make a map, but by itself, it is
not a map. For example, you need a style sheet to make a map, but OSM
contains no style sheets.

Goedel rears his head here and roars.

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