[OSM-talk] "The Future of Free and Open-Source Maps" Slashdot.org , Saturday February 17, 2018

Tomas Straupis tomasstraupis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 11:41:48 UTC 2018

2018-02-17 11:56 GMT+02:00 Oleksiy Muzalyev wrote:
> For instance, reviews. I hope it will not come to what there is at some
> commercial maps, when one adds say a building and then has to wait for a
> month that an almighty moderator approves it, so that it appears on the map.

  This is an expected problem with the process:

  But a different approach:
  is already used and shows very good results when done properly:
  a) only changesets of new users are to be reviewed
  b) only reviewers can review changesets
  c) if a user has created x new objects (1000?), he/she is
automatically promoted to "reviewers" from "new users".
  d) new changests go into FIFO que which is later reviewed. After
being reviewed by at least one reviewer changeset is taken out of the
que in order to avoid double-work
  e) possibility to "subscribe" to new changesets in your region of
interest (should not be restricted to bbox, but countries, regions

* "map" - here means objects appear in a database, on a map etc.


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