[GTALUG] we should use openstreetmap

Stewart C. Russell scruss at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 13:03:46 UTC 2015

On 2015-01-13 07:17 AM, Scott Allen wrote:
> I don't see any "get directions" capability, like Google Maps has.

While the OSM database structure is capable of doing routing, it's not
hosted on the main server. OSM runs on a tiny budget.

Routing data is only as good as the data in OSM, and there are a whole
bunch of users who do nothing but fix local routing errors. I don't
think you've seen nerdy until you find out some of the very specialised
things that OSM mappers do for fun.

> And what about street view?

Sheesh; picky-picky. There are a few street view sites associated with
OSM; http://openstreetview.org/ is the first I found. No pictures? Add
'em. You have a phone camera and no excuse.

Richard W will likely be along with better suggestions, if we can get
him away from recreating the Industrial Revolution in his condo …


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