Apple maps do not provide the same maps (not as up to date) as OSM does for
a country like Haiti. That has nothing to do with "ignoring technical
difficulties" but has everything to do with the quality of the service
When you consider that work IS done on historic maps in an OSM context it
is again you ignoring functionality that you do no offer. The excuse that
"it is not on the cards" is one from your perspective; one where functional
expectations apparently do not have value.
On 21 March 2017 at 17:17, Dan Garry <dga...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 21 March 2017 at 14:34, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> > Technical considerations are imho less relevant. What trumps it is
> > functionality.
> Technical considerations are very relevant if one is doing something
> technical, for example developing an iOS app or a maps tile service.
> > Our maps have to be good everywhere and as far as I know OSM
> > is superior in places where there is profit to be made from maps.
> If you choose to ignore the technical difficulties and half of my earlier
> email, then yes, that may be true.
> > Current maps world wide and historical maps are what we need. How would
> > use the Apple maps for a map of the Ottoman empire?
> Given that our maps service does not support this, and will not any time
> soon, this is very off-topic.
> Dan Garry
> Lead Product Manager, Discovery
> Wikimedia Foundation
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