tell them to hit me up.

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <zzn...@gmail.com>wrote:

> My impression was that the Open Street Map project was attempting to
> solve this. At least that's what I picked up in the aftermath of the
> Haiti earthquake. If you haven't already, check out
> http://maps2.humaninet.org/
> and http://www.humaninet.org/maps2/maps2-geo-usability-2010-1-12.pdf
>
> We've got a couple of really sharp open source mapping geeks in PDX -
> try @GeoPDX and @elsewisemedia for starters.
>
> On Apr 15, 7:28 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > I'm thinking of something like the RFC process for Internet protocols.
> >
> > really - i think that's just too formal.  just mail the list, or hit
> > me/marcel up over email.
> >
> > > Part of this stems from my concern over something I thought I heard
> >
> > yesterday about Twitter building its own "place" database. There are
> >
> > > dozens of place databases - why does Twitter need another one?
> >
> > honestly, of all the place databases out there, none of them fit our
> needs.
> >  none of them have the combination of unrestrictive licensing + data and
> IDs
> > for countries going down to neighborhoods (arbitrarily sized things) +
> have
> > the ability for creation, updating, etc.  we are building something that
> > will be available through the API that the entire ecosystem can use (and,
> > not just for tweeting), so its a fairly unique set of constraints.
> >
> > --
> > Raffi Krikorian
> > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
>
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