[OSM-talk] The biggest violation of OpenStreetMap, ever.

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 09:54:07 UTC 2014

On 14/07/2014, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Am 13/lug/2014 um 22:29 schrieb moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com>:
>> If osm is missing placename population figures,
> deducting the importance from population alone doesn't hit it, and adding
> ranks is generally disputed by many mappers (subjective), so here there is
> no easy solution. IMHO there is not even a complicated solution, as it is
> indeed subjective how to weight different aspects like economy, politics,
> transportation, communication, religion, ...

Indeed it's a thorny subject, but delegating the decision to NE sounds
like a cop-out. Whatever hard data NE used in it decision making
(population, area, administrative status, connectedness...) should be
available in OSM, and the subjective algorythm that takes this data to
output a global place ranking could go either in the style or in a
common extraction script.

For that matter, how does the osmfr style do its place ranking ?

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