Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Marcin Cieslak
Yaroslav M. Blanter pute...@mccme.ru wrote: On Tue, 29 May 2012 13:23:25 +0100, Tom Morris wrote: On 29 May 2012 13:08, Anthony wikim...@inbox.org wrote: The difference is that Wikipedia is usable in the real world, whereas OSM, for the most part, is not. Yes, TomTom is dying.  But it's

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Richard Symonds
Oddly, I checked a family home in Missouri the other day. On Google maps, it's set about 1 mile from where it should be... and on the wrong side of the Missouri river. It shows roads where there are none, and is thoroughly unusable. UPS etc don't deliver to the house because it's not on their

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Update on IPv6

2012-06-07 Thread David Richfield
I'm glad to see that Navigation Popups works nicely with IPv6. -- David Richfield [[:en:User:Slashme]] +27718539985 ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Dan Rosenthal
OSM is great. Here in Addis Ababa, street names are not used except in a handful of major thoroughfares; people navigate by landmark. OSM has far more navigable map of the city than googlemaps does. In some areas it labels the street name in the local fashion (e.g. Road to Gerji Giorgis). Yet it

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread David Gerard
On 7 June 2012 15:30, Dan Rosenthal swatjes...@gmail.com wrote: Yet it fails in other aspects -- the U.S. embassy is the most recognizable landmark on Intoto street, and is not listed; neither are the French, German, or British embassies. The EU Commission is not listed on Cape Verde st.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] TomTom does a Britannica

2012-06-07 Thread Tom Morris
The more you play with OpenStreetMap, the more magical ways you start discovering that you can use the data. Two that I've recently found... 1. Water fountains. Here in London, we used to have lots of water fountains. Then modern capitalism found a much better way of delivering water to people: