[OSM-talk] HOT Update

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Thu Jun 18 14:34:24 UTC 2020

It is probably advisable to clarify that in OSM we do not map people.  
People themselves are not considered part of the world geography.  OSM is 
about people mapping their own environment and sharing their local 
knowledge of the local geography - which includes human made structures 
of all kind but not the people creating them and living around them.

You probably did not intend to imply otherwise but quite a few readers of 
your text not familiar with OSM, cartography and humanitarian mapping 
jargon might get a wrong impression about OSM from your phrasing.

Christoph Hormann

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