OpenStreetMap

Time for I18N? -> http://blogs.openstreetmap.org/

Posted by Skippern on 15 August 2010 in English (English)

I have for some time subscribed to the feeds from Blogs.openstreetmap.org and have lately grown tired of all the foreign language entries that pops up. The blogg feeds of the OSM community can be subscribed in each individual language, so why not also this "master feed"?
I know that most of the additional bloggs are in English, but allowing us to subscribe lets say to all the Spanish blogs only, than more additional geospatial blogs in non-english could be added, and users from each group of languages could subscribe to a list containing ONLY the bloggs in the languages they understand.

I for one would in that case usbscribe to English, Norwegian (maybe both Bokmål and Nynorsk), and Portuguese (both PT and PT-br).

Also, why not add a "nominate feeds" option? There are probably dozens of bloggs out there unknown to the administrators, that both writes about OpenStreetMap and GeoSpatial in general. I could than see if I could separate a feed of specific key words from my blogg.

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Comment from davidearl on 15 August 2010 at 14:01

Better still, have a separate feed for each language which puts posts in other languages through e.g. Google's translation tool before supplying them (but then if you use one of the feed aggregators which runs in a browser, you can translate them on one click anyway on the whole).

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Comment from Skippern on 15 August 2010 at 18:27

Yeah, that is also an option.
I usually use google/reader for my feeds, gives me a good opertunity to organize them and allows me to catch up after being offline for a while. It is necessary since I travel the entire planet, as well as often work from locations with slow or limited internet access

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