https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Microgrants/Microgrants_2020 would kind of illustrate what kind of money was requested for OSM-related projects.
Some of that was pure or nearly pure software development, though most of them are either funded or were a quite poor proposals. Nov 24, 2020, 12:19 by walker.t.brad...@gmail.com: > >Why is nothing in that direction in OSM-Carto right now? Because no one so > >far has invested the volunteer time to do so an no one has invested the > >money to pay someone qualified to do so either. And a large number of > >people consider the status quo as good enough. "The good enough is an enemy > >of the great" is a very common pattern in map style development. > > Is there a wiki page with a "wish-list" of things, with approximate costs > where developers could post? There is likely a disconnect between those > willing to pay, and those who could actually scrounge up the money. Thus, > once consensus on what changes are needed has been achieved, we can scrounge > for money? > > Walker KB > > -----Original Message----- > From: Christoph Hormann <o...@imagico.de> > Sent: Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 11:11 > To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: [Tagging] Extremely long Amtrak route relations / coastline v. > water > > > >> Dave F via Tagging <firstname.lastname@example.org> hat am 24.11.2020 01:24 >> geschrieben: >> >> Yes, but the demand was still made & >> > > So what? Someone (an individual, not 'OSM-Carto' as a whole) made a > suggestion (and not a demand) that turned out to not be such a good idea and > therefore did not achieve consensus. > >> the solution of writing competent >> code to enable the proposal was never implemented, so your point is? >> > > I am not sure what you mean here. One of the problem of tagging boundaries > on ways and one of the main reason why the idea did not reach consensus is > that it does not solve any of the rendering problems w.r.t. boundaries in > substance. > > Code for processing OSM boundary data for cartographic applications exists. > Not all of it is open source and much of it is just rough implementations not > robust enough for routine use. And there are of course very different > cartographic problems to solve w.r.t. boundary rendering. Why is nothing in > that direction in OSM-Carto right now? Because no one so far has invested > the volunteer time to do so an no one has invested the money to pay someone > qualified to do so either. And a large number of people consider the status > quo as good enough. "The good enough is an enemy of the great" is a very > common pattern in map style development. > > -- > Christoph Hormann > http://www.imagico.de/ > > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging > > > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging >
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