[OSM-talk] Isn't it nice to share? 🙂 | Re: Facebook mapping highways using AI in collaboration with OpenStreetMap

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 07:24:16 UTC 2019


This "self appointed police of OSM" will probably question

- how did those companies receive the data, under which copyright?
- how did they geocode the POIs, using Google's geocoder ? (a big no-no)
- how up-to-date is this data ? Will you reimport POIs that have been
rightfully removed in OSM ?
- how will you avoid duplicates ?

all legitimate question imho.

p.s. people that keep blaming the mailing lists for bad behaviour,
really make me wonder why I keep contributing to OSM (mailing list).
Did you ever wonder that this type of constant nagging might turn off
well-meaning people as much as the people you point at turn off you?

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 8:00 AM Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
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>> Oh yes, there's nothing wrong with Facebook (and Yelp, and TripAdvisor
>> and and) having their own PoI database. But, they _could_ help us,
>> massively, by sharing it. They way they talk about OSM, you'd swear they
>> were already doing all they could to help us.
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>> But it's naive to think they ever will. Nothing wrong with that,
>> shareholder value and all that.
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> Hi Rory,
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> Respectfully, it is naive to think that even if they did offer their POI databases, the self appointed police of OSM would allow the POIs to be added to OSM.
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> Truthfully, it is naive to think that any mapping or data that is not contributed just the way the few vocal folks who monopolize these OSM lists like, will be accepted.
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> There really is no way to win with these folks, offer a lot and they accuse the contributor of trying to take over and/or destroying OSM, offer too little and they accuse the users of taking advantage of OSM.
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> Best to just do like most folks who are interested in using and contributing to OSM do - unsubscribe from these lists and carry on.
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> cheers,
> Blake
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