[Imports] Import Guidance
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 11:59:12 GMT 2009
Oh ya... now that im not in charge of the canvec data anymore, i'll have
time to 'sift through' all the pages i made in the past year and clean it
... and yup, the PDF looks great.
* I'd highligfht the purposed of the import@ discussion list even more :)
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Cool stuff Andy
> Few things
> * grep for 'data is cannot' broken sentence
> * make the links clickable
> * 'confirm with local mappers' should IMHO say mailing list AND contacting
> local mappers not OR
> * Change the guidance to require community participation in improving the
> data not just leaving laying about?
> * Perhaps have three levels of statements, 'generally we do' statements in
> normal text, 'really you should do this or you will feel pain' in italic and
> 'you must do this or die' in bold... or something. Otherwise newbies will
> just cop out of anything they as they see fit?
> Yours &c.
> On Nov 16, 2009, at 7:59 AM, Andy Allan wrote:
> > Hi Imports People,
> > Whilst my views on imports are probably well known by now, I'm trying
> > to do my bit to help improve things!
> > The documenation on importing on the wiki is pretty sporadic -
> > generally better stuff at the techie end, but less in the way of
> > "holistic" information. I've been fixing up a lot of it over the past
> > few weeks - removing duplication, linking pages together etc.
> > As part of a couple of projects, I'd also been asked to write some
> > guidance on how to "do" imports properly. I've written some guidance,
> > mainly aimed at the "someone from a uni has their campus in a
> > shapefile" type of person, not really for ultra-tech
> > OSMers-who-already-know-it-all.
> > You can find the .pdf file here:
> > http://www.thunderflames.org/gis/Import%20Guidance.pdf
> > What do you folks think? If you reckon it's along the right tracks,
> > I'll also use it to guide my improvements to the wiki. In any case,
> > suggestions for improvement welcome.
> > Cheers,
> > Andy
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