Ability to change map provider ?
Wooorms-ING Posts: 49 ✭✭✭
While doing some edits on OSM (https://www.openstreetmap.org/) I realized a lot of wayspots in the area were already showing on this map while they were not on Google Maps, like old fountains, some educational signs, this kind of stuff. So I thought that having OSM as a map provider in wayfarer could be helpful for reviewers, is this something that is considered ?
I would personally love to have the ability to change from Maps to OSM during some reviews.
OSM is growing more and more and I believe that in about 5 years it will be able to totally surpass Google Maps
The main issue with OSM however, is that it is far more susceptible to vandalism than Google Maps. Anyone with an account can edit the map and there are absolutly no checks in place to verify that the edits are correct.
For Germany OSM is Nr 1 since at least 5 years .... the google maps here are cr4p ....
OSM has the problem, that it is very easy to manipulate it, so that it shouldnt be the default map. Using it as additional map is very good, but you can't fully trust it....
That's a fair point, I guess we could check with OSM history of edits if something looks suspicious but this adds a lot of work…