[OSM-talk] [Osmf-talk] Candidate's views? Re: Board decision on Crimea complaint

Jaak Laineste jaak at nutiteq.com
Tue Dec 11 15:58:30 UTC 2018


There are map services (TomTom I believe) which have a parameter, something like "politics" with possible values China, India and Pakistan, and of course google does same for end-users. As far as I can think of more or less every single country has some details what they feel to be mapped differently from some others, probably all the neighbours of the same country connected with Crimea have this challenge. Nothing new here, that's reality and implementing "international map politics" that would be an obvious minimal feature of any international map app. So far only the biggest ones do it, but none of OSM-based AFAIK. OSM itself is a database, not app, so we can only enable it with tagging, and maybe in the 'preview' web tiles. 


> On 11 Dec 2018, at 17:39, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 10:02 PM Imre Samu <pella.samu at gmail.com <mailto:pella.samu at gmail.com>> wrote:
> TLDR:  We need focusing for the customizable vector tiles for the next year!    (  Less community fighting - more working on the real problems!  )
> Vector tiles and customizable styling is not enough. AFAIK, we never use 3rd-party data (except for the public domain Natural Earth data for the lower zoom levels, IIRC) when rendering the default tile layer on the OSM. So we still need to represent the various viewpoints on disputed borders and territories within the OSM database itself if you want that level of flexibility on the default tile layer(s). There are already a couple or so threads on the Tagging mailing list discussing various tagging solutions for representing these viewpoints and disputes.
> ~Eugene
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