[OSM-talk] MAPS.ME edits - partly sub-standard

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 20:15:08 UTC 2016

You should try giving those arguments to the organizations that are
stopping us from using the data, not to us :)


2016-08-18 17:01 GMT-03:00 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
> I know I am replying to a two-month-old message, but the idea of
> restrictions on entering postal codes is baffling.  At least in the USA, the
> Post Office encourages the use of postal codes (called Zip codes) on mail,
> to expedite the delivery of mail, and used to publish large reference books
> listing the postal codes for every address in a particular area.  Nowadays,
> they have a web site where you can enter an address, and look up the postal
> code for that address.  What would be the purpose of postal codes that
> aren't told to the general public?  Or, is it that the postal code
> boundaries are restricted, but the postal code for a given address is not
> restricted?
> On 06/21/2016 05:14 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 06/21/2016 11:07 AM, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
>>> Perish the thought that people might add their local knowledge to OSM. I
>>> thought it was all imports, armchairing and tagwanking these days.
>> Only Canadians are allowed to enter their own post codes. The other
>> countries haven't had their lawsuits resolved yet.
>> Bye
>> Frederik
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