OpenStreetMap

WOF#7.2 Import Guidelines

Posted by WorstFixer on 6 June 2012 in English (English)

Hello.

Ich did a redraw of previous image.

Import Guidelines

Answers to some points:

@quantumstate: moving license change upwards will not help. If some one wants to import Google Maps data, it is fine to make converter. And make sure all tags are wikidescribed. But not fine to upload, which ist marked. If person can not look ahead on the list she deserves that.

@Gnonthgol: linear path ist for easy understaning. To make sure nothing falls off out mind. Before upload, you look at this again and check whole process following the arrows.

@LivingWithDragons note about revert ist from original import guide lines.

Ich think about giving numbers to blocks for easy reference. Need make sure community do not want add more blocks so numbers do not change.

Ich post link to this to talk@ and imports@ to discuss better.

Comment from compdude on 6 June 2012 at 17:33

A reply to your first point: It is important to check the license status of data early on in order to see whether you should be using the data at all. Why would someone want to import Google Maps data? That’s illegal unless you have proof that you got permission to use the data, which would be hard to do.

Comment from compdude on 7 June 2012 at 04:56

Before you put this on a wiki page, you should fix the spelling of “License.” It’s not “lincense” :)

Comment from Zartbitter on 7 June 2012 at 09:30

“Check License” has to be number 2 just after “Find new data”. Why? If the data cannot be used for OpenStreetMap no further action needs to be done for OpenStreetMap. Because you’re describing a workflow for OSM here and not some workflow for some people wanting to play around with some data provided by some company under some restritive license.

Comment from chriscf on 7 June 2012 at 23:29

As much as some might like it to be, nothing is really mandatory on OSM.

Comment from compdude on 8 June 2012 at 02:34

@chriscf: how is that so when people can get blocked for things they failed to do but were “mandatory?” LIke failing to discuss an import they would be making. That’s mandatory.

Comment from compdude on 9 June 2012 at 19:42

@chriscf If that’s so why did WorstFixer get blocked for failing to discuss imports/ scripts? Isn’t that “mandatory” to discuss?

Comment from compdude on 9 June 2012 at 19:43

whoops sorry didn’t mean to post the same comment twice. Thought my first comment didn’t go through.

Comment from chriscf on 10 June 2012 at 01:44

Like any large society, OSM is a wonderfully diverse place. Unfortunately, one must take the rough with the smooth, which means occasionally dealing with someone who has a massive stick up their rectum.

Comment from compdude on 11 June 2012 at 04:28

And, dealing with stupid and inappropriate comments like Chriscf’s.

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