We are looking for a couple of members who would like to be the "moderators" in the data collection.
In other words to be able to spend some time in checking out the data submitted by others. Just to scout for large-scale errors for example. Drop me a note if interested.
I was wondering about something before we the project is started. I suspect we will get a lot of inconsistent data. To combat that, I would store, on country level, industrilization level, comerce level and tourism level. Let's say the scale is 0 to 16. Then, on the square level, we would be entering data relative to the country, maybe the current 6 (IIRC) degrees. They would be +4, +2, +0, -2, -4 and absolute zero. Adding the relative level to the coutry level would produce the absolute level on a scale of 0 tp 20. So let's a country is a major commercial center (let's say Japan), it may be, a 15 as a country. Then, Tokyo city center would get a +4 on commerce, and would be a 19 on an absolute scale.
The contribution to the absolute (from country data and relative within country) could be different, it is just an example...
The country level data could facilitate industrial and commercial development over time, while within country, the relative figures to the country would remain fixed.