[OSM-talk] Too subjective & problematic Re: no-go-areas

pangoSE pangose at riseup.net
Thu Jan 2 11:23:34 UTC 2020

On 2020-01-01 15:28, Rory McCann wrote:
> This topic has come up before, and unfortunately when you think about 
> it, there is no objective way to define a "no go area". It's all 
> subjective. So it doesn't belong in OSM.
> People do live in many of these areas, so software that didn't route 
> in/through these areas would be pretty bad for people who need to go there!
> Plus, "no go areas" are often correlated with where ethnic minorities or 
> different classes live, which is not good.

I agree!

A map cannot solve a lack of general awareness when visiting a 
new/unknown place. Going to the mountains to hike can also be dangerous 
if you are not well prepared. This is of course not marked on the map!

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