[Roadster] POI Data
ian_mcintosh at linuxadvocate.org
Thu May 5 08:02:06 PDT 2005
I second that. CSV please.
And thanks for handling this, Don!
On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 07:54 -0700, Jeremy Cole wrote:
> Hi Don,
> > 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
> you updates.
> Go for CSV. It's easy to change it to any other format later.
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