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Confession

Posted by Andreas Lattmann on 27 October 2020 in English (English).

I must confess that in years of collaborating with more or less large projects, the worst community I have participated in is OpenStreetMap. There is no collaboration, the concept exists: this area is MY area so either you map as I say or rather you don’t map at all. So there are heterogeneous areas, some places with toponymy in dialectal form, others in Italian (I’m talking about Italy). For a moment I wanted to change all the toponymy of My 😅 area in dialect. But what’s the use? So I just make some changesets that I assume correct, if some other cartographer with a lot of degree tells me I was wrong, I revert. Simple, isn’t it? I only wish that if one criticizes me (even with rudeness) at least he would come down from the pedestal and tell me: you are wrong, these are the solutions. Instead it is not so. If I’m wrong tell me how to correct, saying it’s wrong is a non-constructive criticism. 🤔

The land of death

Posted by Andreas Lattmann on 7 March 2020 in English (English). Last updated on 11 October 2020.

When one understands that his experience has now come to an end, he goes into his profile and into the settings where there are latitude and longitude, he moves to the place of death, where he will find mappers who have never made edits or who have done 12 years does. The land of death is the shipwreck of a mapper who abandons…

Location: 0.000, 0.000