[OSM-talk] Your thoughts on osm.org

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Tue Mar 12 17:56:32 UTC 2019

In the spirit of a thought experiment:


A small thumbnail version of the current map and then a focus on links 
to map sites that the community feels are stable and a proper show-case: 
national maps, specialist maps (e.g. openseamap), routing services 
(perhaps with an emphasis on non-motor vehicle routing), the estoric and 
unusual (for illustrative example: https://www.ukiyo-emap.com/.  I.e we 
use our data in interesting and unusual ways (and do much more than 

And how about tailoring/emphasising content according to the geoip?


Perhaps some new services where the focus is on very easy to use 
addition of specific target data such as addresses. These could come and 
go depending on need and what individual folks are doing as projects.

When HOT has an emergency response going, a section highlighting the 
need and point to the task manager.


On 2019-03-13 03:58, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here’s something I ask myself from time to time and would like to hear other people’s thoughts about.
> Imagine the openstreetmap.org home page, but without the map.
> What would the home page be about instead? What would be on it?
> Thanks for sharing,
> Martijn
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