[OSM-talk] osm maps on wikipedia - discussion

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Apr 28 22:53:58 UTC 2016


On 04/28/2016 11:22 PM, Yves wrote:
> Concerning borders, Wikipedia could have a different way of dealing with
> disputed territories, and OSM way of handling things may or may not be
> appropriate.

True. A potential "con" for OSM could be that Wikipedia has different
standards of how to establish boundaries than OSM, and that Wikipedia
users could turn to OSM to "fix" things according to Wikipedia standards.

For example, OSM often gets emails saying "the UN have approved this
therefore it must be in your data" (or "the UN have not approved this
therefore it must not"), but whether or not the UN have approved
something is not what governs our mapping.

We'd have to explain to Wikipedia users that what they see on our maps
might not be what they expect, and that we do *not* want them to fix it...


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