[OSM-talk] Micromapping and other subforums

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 12:46:31 UTC 2015

On 5/07/2015 12:08 PM, MichaƂ Brzozowski wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 3:37 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Definition of mirco mapping would be usefull if this starts up?
>> Mapping areas of, say, less than 5? square metres?
>> Mapping nodes where the separation to other features is less than, say, 5?
>> metres?
> Sarcasm detected? (as per sheer nonsense of such definitions) It's a
> "I know it when I see it" case, loosely speaking this means small
> things of no relevance to our competitors or regular data consumers,
> who are happy with a - duh! - street map.

Sarcasm is not indented. No offence taken nor intended either.
Some take the literal definition to mean 'small things'.
Possibly others exclude anything that is of no interest to them.

... the definition is a guide, not a rule. And feel free to change it to suit.

The exclusion of data (because someone labels it in someway) may lead to the demise of OSM.
Or maybe add on data in another source for the things excluded to make 'specialist' maps.
Street maps ... for cars? for buses? for large (tall with large turning circles) trucks? bicyclists? pedestrians?
There are a lot of different kinds of 'street maps' too.
In some peoples opinion some of these should be excluded.

There is an public outdoor pin pong table that I'd like to map ... it is micro mapping by my definition...

I have previously suggested that some things are nanomapping ... smaller than micromapping
(I have been critical of adding some data to OSM, types of fire extinguisher for example IIRC.
Others have, correctly, said that it should be allowed.
I have agreed, but will not be mapping such detail ... there is much more to do ... of interest to me, so I will do that.
I certainly have mapped no fire extinguishers. Others can map their interests.)

>>> And speaking of subforums: is there a possibility to create sub-subforums
>>> (I mean thematic subforums inside country subforums)?
>> Why? Separating them out would lead to less participation - you only look at
>> things that interest you untill you run out of time ...
> This is really needed. Our Polish subforum is kind of mess currently,
> with a few superthreads (beginner questions, available imagery,
> address imports, osm 3d, ...) on top of that.

Arrr .. point, I think, taken. The english language does unfortunately dominate ...
There are forums on the topics that you mention .. all english eccentric..

Those kind of sub forums for other places/languages with their cultural influence would be good.
Note .. places .. not country .. some countries have more than one cultural/language place.
While the 'country authority' may try to unify, OSM should allow for differences.

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