OpenStreetMap

Say what?

Posted by NE2 on 7 October 2012 in English (English)

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/164884006

add:description = Mapping your location can make your business more visible on Google Maps, smart phones, and vehicle navigation systems, showing your potential customers right where you are located.

Comment from !i! on 7 October 2012 at 09:26

WTF? But seems to be a human :/

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Comment from OliverG on 7 October 2012 at 10:42

Interesting tag names... "add:Business Type:", "add:description", "add:phone", "add:web site link"... Also, "source = City of Paso Robles" - does that make any sense at all?

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Comment from robert on 7 October 2012 at 12:05

"add:Business Type: = Internet Marketing"

I think says it all.

Reckon you should hit them with a cluebat.

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Comment from NE2 on 7 October 2012 at 13:31

Yes, the source makes sense. Look in the history - the building comes from an import. I suppose imports do make it easier for new users to add information...

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Comment from Chaos99 on 7 October 2012 at 13:35

So, has someone contacted the user?

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Comment from NE2 on 7 October 2012 at 13:39

Not I - I have no interest in arguing with a spammer internet marketing consultant.

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Comment from zmonkey on 8 October 2012 at 03:06

So, we can have a coffee shop put themselves on the map, or a restaurant, but if someone works out of his house you have to pounce on him?

What about a B&B, that's someone working out of their house as well.

I think the edit should be reverted. If he wants to have a business name on his house, then let him.

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Comment from robert on 8 October 2012 at 08:51

I don't think people are really objecting to the business name being put on - it's just that it's been done in a rather clueless way showing their complete misunderstanding of how mapping works.

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Comment from NE2 on 8 October 2012 at 18:50

For me, it would depend on whether a customer could walk up and do business, or whether this person simply works from home and maybe invites clients over after creating a working relationship.

As for the specifics, this seems to be a multi-tenant building. This can be problematic even in the case of a typical office building, but certainly a building is not named after one of its tenants.

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Comment from NE2 on 8 October 2012 at 18:57

Not usually named after one of its tenants, that is. Generally only named as such if that tenant is the owner or the primary user.

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