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

Snusmumriken snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com
Sun Jan 12 17:39:34 UTC 2020


On Sun, 2020-01-12 at 08:35 -0600, Paul Johnson wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 1:47 AM Snusmumriken <
> snusmumriken.mapper at runbox.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2020-01-11 at 21:22 +0100, Martin Trautmann via talk wrote:
> > > On 20-01-02 12:23, pangoSE wrote:
> > > 
> > > > 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!
> > > 
> > > I agree that I don't know any non-subjective way how to identify
> > such
> > > an
> > > area.
> > 
> > Well, one could rely on authority, e.g. if a national police
> > authority
> > designated certain areas as high risk. 
> 
> Yeah, that's not really going to work, either.  Just look at
> Portland.  Most arrests happen in poor, black neighborhoods, but
> you're most likely to get hurt or killed in a suburban white area. 
> Besides, if you really want to go that route, just composite their
> data as a layer over OpenStreetMap in Leaflet.  There's no reason
> whatsoever to include it in OpenStreetMap's database. 

I understand that it would politically sensitive, but from a data-model 
point of view it doesn't really differ from postcode areas (under the
assumption that there's an authority that designates some areas as
high-risk areas)




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