[OSM-talk] [Tagging] nomoj de internaciaj objektoj / nazwy obiektów międzynarodowych / names of international objects

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 06:32:14 UTC 2020

You forgot OpenStreetMap.fr and osm.be

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020, 07:18 Michael Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:

> On 2020-01-07 18:27, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> 6 Jan 2020, 16:35 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:
> On 6. Jan 2020, at 07:29, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> <mdeen at xs4all.nl>
> wrote:
> Baltic Sea to be the "Baltic Sea" or for South America to be "South
> America" - this is an example of English imperialism.
> This "imperialism" idea of yours is just your idea. It is not something
> that is widely felt.
> regarding imperialism, I think it’s hard to reject the reasoning that
> English is in widespread use because of imperialism.
> Yes, but using it for a pragmatic reasons
> for an international communication is
> usually not imperialism.
> I can try to communicate with group of  people
> from different countries in Polish,
> Latin, Sindarin or Esperanto.
> But except rare cases using English is likely
> to result in more efficient communication.
> Totally agree with Mateusz. English is the current trading language. It
> has been Farsi and other languages in the past. It will probably Mandarin
> Chinese/simplified hanji in the future. But right now it is English.
> I think the whole debate misses the point. The OSM database is
> language-agnostic right now. The https://www.openstreetmap.org slippy map
> was intended to A map show-casing the database. But it has turned into THE
> map.
> A potential solution is to offer centralised support for other lingual
> (and culture, which is not always the same thing) maps. That of course is a
> much easier thing to say rather than do as it requires time and money
> resource, but it puzzles me why 15 years into the project we only have 4
> layers on our main site.
> Mike
> Note that we do have some great projects in the wealthier economies such
> as https://openstreetmap.se/ https://openstreetmap.jp
> https://www.openstreetmap.de/  ... Why aren't these integrated in some
> way into our main site !?
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