OpenStreetMap

My suggestion on OMS

Posted by jason_yanczhang on 29 December 2017 in English (English)

I strongly suggest that OpenStreetMap should introduce its official applications on all platforms.

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Comment from Marián Kyral on 29 December 2017 at 20:00

Great idea. But what purpose of this application should be? Map viewer with navigation? Map editor?

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Comment from jason_yanczhang on 30 December 2017 at 01:58

All of these functions you mentioned are necessary.

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Comment from Marián Kyral on 30 December 2017 at 07:08

But this is a lot work. OSM fundation has no budget to pays developers. But many 3rd party apps using OSM data exists: Locus, OsmAnd, Maps.Me, Windy.com...

Some of them are able to do basic POI editing. For rest, there is a Vespuci. But I personally prefer big screen and mouse for editing.

BTW, OSM website and iD editor are HTML+JS, so already works on all platforms ;-)

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Comment from escada on 30 December 2017 at 20:26

OpenStreetMap is about the data to create maps, not about applications. I firmly believe we should focus on data (and perhaps tools to map and to verify the data), but should stay away from apps for end users. There are so many applications of maps, and as Mariàn wrote, there are already plenty of apps out there using OSM data.

There is no reason to compete with those app developers.

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Comment from Hjart on 30 December 2017 at 20:35

Jason. Which "official applications" do you refer to?

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Comment from Warin61 on 31 December 2017 at 02:16

I suggest that Jason should introduce applications on all platforms.

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Comment from jason_yanczhang on 31 December 2017 at 02:32

I sent the message because at first I tried many apps on my phone to edit the map but they could not perfectly satisfy me. Last night I tried using a computer to edit online and I was satisfied. Thus I no longer think that apps for all platforms is necessary as there is always the official website where the map can be edited.

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