@cant_into @dankwraith Government entities build garbage software that reinvents the wheel all the time, eg: having each and every county build its own online map viewer, plus ancillary webapps to view various types of info about a parcel of land selected.
Ideally, rather than having each county independently figure this out, the NIST would build a walk through on proper plat digitization (name files like this, put the camera 1 ft above the document, etc)
@cant_into @dankwraith Then perhaps the NIST could define how to handle importing said data into OSM and how to run a local instance (for said county) rather than paying one of a myriad of maps vendors for access to their half-witted platform that has never seen serious Q&A.
Otherwise, you get the current mess, where local and regional governments handle the same responsibilities inconsistently, and provide a patchwork of tools from a variety of shady vendors.
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