OpenStreetMap

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The joy and sadness of open data 1 day ago

Time and time some one write how armchair mapping is "bad" but "real" mapping is good. If not so called armchair mapping (don't put bot or auto mapping here yet) what size and quality maps we have today? How much you can map on foot/bike and who can afford make "real" surveys? I am not. Ok, you survey you neighbourhood. Then what? Would be great if surveys was just "jump to you mapper boots and go". Its take time and finances, it can be hazardous, you can't go where you want and trace what you want. This armchair mapping "demonizing" sound so... elitist. I for boots on the ground mapping too, but it's just i don't know.... pipe dream? Its costly and limited. Fun? Yes, but i rather go for a walk and relax and went my head from real life crap. Surveys need effort otherwise its just random POIs and same roads mapped millions time previously.

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