Does OSM have a way to show that photo is available at a particular node?
I'd rather contribute photos and photospheres to OSM than Google
Earth/Streetview, but if they're not easily found and viewed by users
there's not a lot of value. Thanks,


On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:45 AM <> wrote:

> Hi Keith
> Thanks for your map contributions and for joining this discussion.
> This discussion was about establishing general principles for the use
> of the viewpoint and image tags rather than any criticism of your
> specific edits.
> No disrespect was intended to you or your website.
> You say "Regarding the accuracy of the photos trust me you will have
> to drive to that point and have a look yourself"
> There is no dispute about the accuracy or value of the photos, rather
> questions of whether to link to them in OSM and what object the link
> should be attached to.
> Take two examples:
> Node: River crossing (5536892190)
> The photo contains valuable information on track conditions but it is
> not taken from a viewpoint "A place where tourists, visitors, hikers
> might like to visit and take photographs. A place, often high, with a
> good view of surrounding countryside or notable buildings. Sometimes
> called a vista point or scenic area/point, lookout or overlook"
> The photo would have been better linked from the ford Node: 5536892207
> rather than creating a viewpoint.
> Node: SE (5536892237)
> Again this photo conveys valuable information about track conditions
> on the descent to the beach but is not taken from what can be
> described as a viewpoint. If anything, I think the photo should be
> linked to that section of track.
> Tony
> >  I am the author of and added those links to OSM. I also
> have
> > added quite a few 4wd tracks from the gpx files on the same site. As I
> have
> > found out another person has added one of those files under their name. I
> > just filled in all the relevant info.
> >
> > <rant>
> > Regarding the accuracy of the photos trust me you will have to drive to
> > that point and have a look yourself, I have been photographing the coast
> > using moving map software and a gps for nearly 17 years.
> >
> > The viewpoint aspect is just that, I am standing on the Barron Lookout
> and
> > this is the view. I don't see the point of putting the viewpoint icon on
> > the road out the front of the Bremer Bay Caravan Park.
> >
> > The tracks over time are realigned due to shifting dunes storms washing
> > them away or the managers of the land have deemed the track unsuitable
> and
> > altered the route. It also maps the rehabilitation that is carried out by
> > volunteers and the land managers staff. Some of the earliest efforts go
> > back as far as 1991, They are still there and in use today.
> > </rant>
> >
> > I have found plenty of these photos on other forums etc over the years
> but
> > they just used to link to the photo and left the photo on the server. No
> > problems from me. As in the case of of a Fairfax journalist who pinched
> one
> > early this year, he made himself look like fool.
> >
> > Keith
> >
> > Keith
> >
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