[OSM-talk] Addresses are a tiny fraction of what we do (was: The world’s best addressable map)

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 11:32:19 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Frankly, I don't get all the brouhaha about addresses. Yes, geocoding is
> commercially interesting, but is it interesting for us as a project? Are

So don't you expect "pressure" from companies using OSM for navigation and
geocoding to add more addresses ? Or do you expect them to use many
different datasources ?
And when the mission statement is "The world's best addressable map", don't
you expect that people will feel the need to add more addresses, faster, in
a shorter period of time ?

BTW, I'm just an ordinary mapper without real vision of what OSM has to be.
I'm happy to continue mapping the way I do now: surveys, because this means
exploring the world around me. I don't need imports. It's just that when
OSMF wants more imports (do they ?)  they should support that process with
the necessary tools, doing so would to improve the quality of the imports


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