Proposed features/OpenBeta Initiative workflow
|OpenBeta app workflow|
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|RFC start:||2017 April 19|
This proposal is for synchronizing contents between OSM and OpenBeta Initiative. Users of OpenBeta app may push edits to OSM.
OpenBeta Initiative (founded 2016, https://openbeta.io) is US-based not-for-profit tech organization whose first project is to build a modern web and mobile app to make it easier for climbers to share maps of climbing routes and approach trails. The project is Open Source (GPLv3).
- OpenBeta backend process periodically syncs OSM features with sport=climbing tag to its own PostGIS database.
- Web and mobile app query OpenBeta Rest API.
- To submit write-edit the user must have an account linked with OSM.
- OpenBeta app submits edits to OSM on user's behalf.
There are over ten thousand
sport=climbing tags but there isn't a tool made specifically for editing climbing data. iD and JOSM are too technical to most rock climbers.
(I will upload app mockup screens after new user upload restriction is lifted)
Proposed new sub-tags:
Unless specifically noted we will strive to follow conventions outlined in Climbing proposal .
A. Climbing Routes and Individual Boulder Problems
|name||*||Y||La Dura Dura|
|climbing:uuid||*||Y||Universal Unique ID for referencing this climb in another database such as OpenBeta where we can store additional info not suitable on OSM such as First Ascent records, detailed description and photos.||climbing:uuid=C10005|
|climbing:length:.*||*||N||Users are discouraged to set these unless the route is a long and wandering alpine route.||N/A|
B. Crags, Large Boulders and Climbing Destinations
|climbing:uuid||*||Y||Universal Unique ID for referencing this climb in another database such as OpenBeta where we can store additional info not suitable on OSM such as First Ascent records, detailed description and photos.||climbing:C10005|
Features with sport=climbing tag.
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