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Need a forum and wiki that encompasses all open map projects

There are many different open map projects (including different databases, database servers, renderers and editors). Currently the forums are fragmented between OSM talk and osm-fork google group. To foster better cooperation, it would be better to have a common forum to discuss general issues. Project specific issues should continue in existing channels. Moderation should be community lead and follow the maximum about ...more »

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Sort the planet file geographically

The OSM planet file is sorted by ID, this makes processing it cumbersom because you need to load in all the ids to know what id is in what geographic location. it would be better to sort the file by geographic location. my idea was to use a geohash as a sorting mechanism. or to use some block system. in any case some sorting would be great.

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we need a simple and fast Changeset browser

we need a simple and fast CS browser web app that we can page through and review the changes and rate them. we want to see all the CS in a area. See if there are deletes or modifications. See if they are modifying or deleting other peoples work. this should be mostly done in openlayers and javascript. with a simple ajax API to the backend The app would be able to 1. flag changesets for revert. 2. flag users for separation/deletion ...more »

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people are going to want to host their own layers

People are going to want to host thier own osm layers using osm technology. they are going to want to have control over the license, the users the edits and the rendering of the data. they are going to want to import layers of data and maintain them separately. these layers will be shared under certain terms with other people, and edits to them can be suggested. They will want to be able to publish tiles or subsets of ...more »

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