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Website vs. URL

I guess "website" is more common than URL. I would like to change it. --Lulu-Ann 16:09, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

No problem with using "website" instead of "url" - thanks for the input! --Phispi 22:40, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Google Maps as an example on

Why do you use Google Maps as an example how sled runds get rendered?[1] Should not OSM-based maps be preferred when promoting how to implement sled runs in OSM?



[1] at the bottom of

Thanks for the comment. I'd love to provide a reference that uses "just" OSM data. The good news: As soon as the beta version [2] is finished, there will be one. For now, the only "production" example I know that uses the proposal is [1]. Yes, I'm the one that runs [1]: The sledruns itself are pure OSM data but the background layer is, as you noticed, Google Maps Terrain. One reason is a historic one: at the time I started to program [1], the only easily available background layer with elevation lines was Google Map. Although there are plenty of tutorials how to draw those lines in a OSM layer, it would need a technical infrastructure/bandwith that I just don't have. If anyone feels offended by an example with Google Map background layer (although the sledrun data layer is OSM based), I'll immediately agree to remove the link.


--Phispi (talk) 19:37, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer. I am not in the position to judge over the use of Google Maps on your website, and I am in no way offendeed by it, so, feel free to do so. The thing is - we should not help Google, as Google does not help us [mappers], or at least not help us [freedom activists] enough. So, each time you point your friends to Google [Maps], you point them to the [other|darker] side.

Additionally, I cannot really unserstand why it is so hard for you to just use OSM maps instead of Google's. You don't need your own infrastructure for that, you can rely on's.

Well, waiting for your beta - will you want to announce it here?

With kind greetings,