[Roadster] POI Data
jeremy.cole at gmail.com
Thu May 5 07:54:55 PDT 2005
> I contacted a small owner maintained database of organic restaurants
> and farmers markets just to see if they would release the database as
> it amounts to free advertising. Amazingly they said they would and
> asked for a format. Wanting to be honest I'd like to give them at least
> 2 formats, 1 for the most popular (including in vehicles) and 1 for
> roadster. The problem is I don't know the most popular, and last I
> checked roadster doesn't have a format, or list of formats it can import.
The best format to receive such data in is likely to be CSV
(Comma-Separated Values). It's likely the easiest for the guy to
export, and the most flexible for converting to other formats. Remember
that when asking someone or some company for data for free, the burden
is on you to convert it to any number of formats... you should always
ask the provider to provide it in the easiest format possible for them.
If you request data from someone in some wacky format that actual takes
work on their part, you are immediately less likely to finally receive
it, and in the case that you do, less likely for them to agree to give
Go for CSV. It's easy to change it to any other format later.
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