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bulk entry idea

Posted by Dion Dock on 5 August 2009 in English (English)

I wonder whether it would be possible to do a bulk update of man_made=lighthouse based on locations in Wikipedia....

Comment from Richard on 5 August 2009 at 06:57

Wikipedia locations are typically from copyrighted sources (see mailing lists passim).

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Comment from Skippern on 5 August 2009 at 08:31

If you can get any hydrographic organization to liberate their list of light or similar to OSM, than you probably can get a CVS or other format datafile that can be converted to something usefull for the normal bulk upload scripts, though I would guess that the most difficult part is to get the data liberated.

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Comment from Andy Allan on 5 August 2009 at 10:52

As Richard says, please don't import data based on locations in Wikipedia. It's a pretty well known policy that these are not suitable for OSM.

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Comment from RussNelson on 5 August 2009 at 13:11

As others said, there are copyright infringement concerns with Wikipedia. However, it *is* non-infringing to use Wikipedia as a catalog of places to geolocate independently of Wikipedia's geolocation.

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Comment from Skippern on 9 August 2009 at 08:19

Maybe a solution is to take the list of lighthouses from Wikipedia, go there and get the possition on your GPS, and than add them? Atleast than you are not using Wikipedia data as other than a catalog, and you are not using copyrighted hydrographic data.

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Comment from Dion Dock on 9 August 2009 at 17:57

Is there some clarification on the OSM wiki regarding Wikipedia locations? I'd really prefer not having to dig through mail list archives for answers.

thanks,
-Dion

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