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

Johan C osmned at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 21:11:01 UTC 2013

> Essentially what we need is the concept of layers.

Layers do have disadvantages, how to prevent data being mapped in the wrong
layer for instance. I however do see the point that mappers, especially
newbies, break administrative boundaries. If that happens a lot, it might
be easier to 'grey them out' in any editor by default, making sure that a
mapper has to use a check box or so to change these boundaries.

2013/10/21 Markus Lindholm <markus.lindholm at gmail.com>

> On 21 October 2013 16:41, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Having edited over a thousand of them, I would not be sad to see admin
> > boundaries removed from the general OSM database. I think Russ is on to
> > something with his "ClosedStreetMap" concept although that is some
> terrible
> > branding so we need another name :) But at the end of the day, we are
> > terrible at maintaining such boundaries and very good at breaking them in
> > OSM, mostly because they are usually hard/impossible to spot on the
> ground
> > and verify. So people see random lines going through the area they are
> > trying to map and either don't pay attention when they touch them or just
> > delete them outright. Essentially what we need is the concept of layers.
> If
> > all the admin/timezone boundaries were in their own "layer" and didn't
> > interact with roads, rivers, etc in OSM then they would be much easier to
> > keep up to date from external sources.
> >
> > Yes, OSM *can* contain just about anything. But if we are terrible at it
> and
> > there are other datasets available that aren't terrible then why should
> we
> > try to poorly duplicate others efforts?
> I think you're overlooking a key strength with the osm database, that
> all the map features are integrated, e.g. if a kiosk is mapped to be
> three meters to the left of the entrance to the building, and that is
> also the ground truth, then you have that fact of their interrelation.
> With different datasets from different sources, you lose it.
> /Markus
> _______________________________________________
> talk mailing list
> talk at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/attachments/20131021/4e2a8a5f/attachment.html>

More information about the talk mailing list