I just returned from a CLUG talk on Open Street Map.
Very impressive project. Big sets of data. Nice to see people contributing and that it’s growing at an exponential rate.
I found out I’m not the only person that’s a bit annoyed that the GPX format does not provide accuracy info for each point.
Open Street Map has not yet matured to the point where you can use the map info for navigation.. like the Garmin Nuvi I played with last week.. but it has a “map tile” service similar to Google Maps which looks useful.
The map editor runs in Java. I don’t like Java… so I guess I will not be making maps soon.
Just to continue my bitching, the CLUG people moved on to have dinner at Primi Piatti… so I did not join them. I think P-P is in the same category as McD’s, Coke and Spur. Soulless food. I also don’t like brands that do line extensions.