[OSM-talk] What3words

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 11:12:06 UTC 2016


Well, slightly off-topic but I am often perplexed by the vitriol in OSM. I
even shudder to post this statement because the environment has shown
itself to be hard.

Maybe we can have conversations at SOTM about how to turn this tide in a
collaborative way.


Heather

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On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM, Jóhannes Birgir Jensson <joi at betra.is>
wrote:

> I don't know if they are using the English version in Mongolia but I doubt
> it. You can already swap to 8 other languages on their website (top right
> option).
>
> I did discuss Icelandic with Mapillary and they looked into available word
> sets and concluded that it was more than sufficient to make Iceland itself
> work in an Icelandic w3w implementation.
>
> The circle-jerk is strong here about w3w, they have a human readable
> solution for GPS-coordinates (which OPL isn't sadly), they've pledged to
> offer the source code if their business goes belly-up and seem to doing a
> lot of good things. I'm slightly perplexed at the extent of vitriol they
> suffer here.
>
> --JBJ
>
> Þann 12.07.2016 08:11, Janko Mihelić reit:
>
>> So they are using the english version? What good does that do to the
>> local people? It would be easier to learn the GPS coordinates.
>>
>> Janko
>>
>> uto, 12. srp 2016. u 09:47 Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com>
>> napisao je:
>>
>> On 12/07/2016 00:23, Dave F wrote:
>>>
>>> This system [...] doesn't work in the real world.
>>>>
>>>
>>> It's apparently used in Mongolia as of this month. So the proof of
>>> the
>>> pudding . . .
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