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ceyockey
Sun Mar 18 21:17:50 CET 2012
Sun Mar 18 21:17:50 CET 2012
Hello - Are maps created here accessible in general on a "if you have the link or know where the map is, you can get to it" basis? Or are maps here either posted to another map distribution point or indexed individually in search engines? This is a question around how widely advertised the existence of a particular map in the map set is to the "outside world". Thanks for the information. --ceyockey


admin
Mon Mar 19 22:20:32 CET 2012
Mon Mar 19 22:20:32 CET 2012
Hi, at current moment maps created in user space are available for anyone who knows user name (see for example http://sharemap.org/jkan ) and are indexed by search engines.

But, at beginning of project it was considered creation for two other levels of access rights

* Map with random URL that can be accessed only by people with knowlege of URL - this kind of page can be also embeeded on other websites (declared as not indexable for search engines)

* Same maps with additional password, this kind of pages cannot be embeeded on other websites

We believe that this is not against CREATIVE COMMONS ideals, because CREATIVE COMMONS principles tells us that if we share our work with others we should not restrict rights to it, but it is our decision with who we will share our works.

At the current time this features was not implemented, but if they are important for you let us know and as usual we will put it on top of development priorities.


ceyockey
Thu Apr 05 02:54:00 CEST 2012
Thu Apr 05 02:54:00 CEST 2012
Do you maintain an edit audit trail for each map which can be used to support multi-author attribution as is the case for, for instance, Wikipedia? This question is partially related to my functionality suggestion about supporting export-merge-import functionality and the subsequent need to support history merge if edit audit trails are maintained. --ceyockey


admin
Thu Apr 12 16:43:43 CEST 2012
Thu Apr 12 16:43:43 CEST 2012
You are totally right that versioning is crucial in collaborative mapping - we are working on it.


admin
Sat Apr 21 01:26:48 CEST 2012
Sat Apr 21 01:26:48 CEST 2012
And now versioning is ready - at current stage new version is created if different user edit map. So new version is not created during multiple saves of one user.

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