when syncing between two OSM instances we need to be able to import just a single ChangeSet id or all the open ones from a user. We want to be able to see all the non imported ones for one area and review and accept them. We want to be able to also exclude individual ones that have been imported already. A simple web service / form interface could be used for this.
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 »
I was just warned for discussing this site on the mailing list. I cannot belive that it would go against some rules to talk about improving OSM. we should be able to discuss alternative ideas for OSM on the mailing list.
the GNS layer http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/ should be added as its own layer and made available. all changes to it should be tracked and conflicts merged/managed when new updates come in.
Geonames should be made available as its own separate layer that is maintained in osm but as its own separate layer and updated on a regular basis
the Code-Point Open is a postal geography dataset that features a set of geographically referenced points that represent each of the 1.7 million postcode units in Great Britain. The centre of the postcode unit is derived from the precise coordinates of addresses sharing the same postcode unit in Ordnance Survey’s large-scale address database. Licence detail: UK Crown Copyright with data.gov.uk rights; see www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata/licence ...more »
Be able to share routes you travel often and find travel partners
the community should vote on a member to send to the OSMF board, this person would be rotated once in a while.
we can use geohashs to split and sort the data for easy selection. If the osm data is split into a directory structure based on its geohash then it would be easier to select data based on its location without a database server needed. such a split dataset could be hosted on a simple ftp file server.
you could post the basic data about an osm changeset using a short bounding box the basic data in it and a link to the data in twitter and then aggregate the data. this could use a geohash or something similar to easily select the area.
the changesets basic data could be broadcast in an irc channel with a special syntax to describe what area is affected, what the contents are, what conflicts occur and a link to the data. this could be subscribed by simple filtering on the channel.
for remote places, with bad internet connections, we want to have the main server to be local to the users in the internet. Some users might find that the server in london is slow. they will want simple tools to setup and host a local cache and CPU pool that is used in the larger OSM scheme.