[OSM-talk] The world’s best addressable map

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Thu Oct 23 17:41:41 UTC 2014

This is selfevident. Without more or less complete addresses the map
cannot be used in, say, an ambulance application, or in a delivery
service application, etc. It is unusable.

But if there is a /critical mass/ of addresses for a town or a city,
then the rest could be completed by the same ambulance or delivery
service drivers. They actually drive to a certain address, and may mark
it on the map for future calls or deliveries.

On the other hand, in mountains I always rely on GPS traces, as a GPS
trace means that someone really walked this way. A GPS trace is the most
important in mountains. So "World's most complete map" seems to be OK.


On 23.10.2014 18:56, steve at asklater.com wrote:
> ...
> What I really mean is the “world's most complete open map”. There are
> three pieces to a modern map. There's the display piece, the routing
> and the geocoding.

> We won the display piece. It looks great. We are ok at routing. Not
> perfect or great, but ok. We're really lacking on the addressing...

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