Hello 2012-03-07 Andre Joost wrote: > This is a point which breaks the idea: > > If *they* want to be responsible for the data and making updates, no other > user should have access to it.
True. But this would be PART of the data they provide. And that part would barely be interesting to the rest of OSM community (both in terms of filling/taking care of the data and using it). To rephrase this: they do not want to HIDE some data (they are actually happy with adding that data directly to OSM), just some data is NOT interesting to OSM (f.e. land ownership, self-government community information, problems with infrastructure, illegal structures etc.). > So the only way is to add a separate layer with openlayers. Or use a WMS > layer with OSM data in the governmental Web-GIS. Point is to move government GIS to OSM software stack. They would then partly use OSM main db (where data is usable for OSM) and for other specific data they could use their own server (DB). This would be kind of "GIS layering". That is software/skills required would be the same (one stack, no zoo). People would have to learn to use "osm" and then there would simply be "more than one osm" :-) So both sides win: * OSM gets some additional data source (and more publicity) * government gets free software stack, provides better/more services to public etc. The part of creating separate layers (say with mapnik) and presenting them (say with openlayers) is clear. Uncertain part (for me) is just the database part because I only have a general understanding of what would be required (I guess database and "something" which gives API to access that database from JOSM/Mapnik etc.). Therefore my question is: where can I get more information about creating "own" database/api and setting up all infrastructure around it (f.e. authorisation, editors etc.). Or if there is any other approach of achieving this goal of "GIS layers"? Thank you -- Tomas Straupis _______________________________________________ dev mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/dev