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Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Project suggestion and a question

From: David MENTRE
Subject: Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Project suggestion and a question
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:46:29 +0100

Hello Jeroen,

2010/1/6 Jeroen van Rijn <address@hidden>:
> I came across MapsOSMatic last night on First off let me
> congratulate you on a job well done so far, I really like where you're
> going with this. I'll be installing a copy on my development server at
> home sometime this or next week to play around with it (and possibly
> to hack on it some).

Many thanks!

> With that said, I have a suggestion you might consider adding to the
> web interface:
> - If a user searches for a city that has already had a map made for
> it, show them this in the result list. It may well be the existing map
> will work for them and it would save both them and the server time.
> -- As an example, search for "Administrative boundary: Lherm" and
> three results appear, no mention is made however of the map:
> that already exists.

I should add this to the FAQ: -)
 * If you look for the same city requested less than 24 hours ago,
your are redirected to it;

 * We know that we should improve map searching and we are working on it.

> - A more complicated version of this feature could compare the
> selected area with the areas of existing maps and offer these up as
> results if the overlap is greater than e.g. 80%. This would also give
> people the option of finding preexisting maps for towns such as
> Boxmeer, The Netherlands, which doesn't have an administrative
> boundary in the OSM data. When a prerendered map exists, chances are
> someone else looking for the same town to be rendered will be happy
> with the bounding box selected by a previous user.

There is a lot of work to show current maps, help select maps, etc.
Patches welcomed! ;-)

> That being the suggestion, here comes my question: Is there a Dutch
> translation underway,

Not as far as I know.

> or would it be okay for me to start one. In the
> latter case, any particular files I need to look out for when cloning
> the repository?

Best regards,

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