[OSM-talk] UK administrative locations [was Re: Mass adding 8000 populated places in Italy]
graham at theseamans.net
Sat Oct 6 19:04:39 BST 2007
Nicola Rigacci wrote:
>> I have the points of about 8000 populated places, all free data.
I asked Nicola where these came from. They are originally from the
italian government statistics institute which has them on a web page
under a non-commercial-use license. The Italian association GFOSS
approached the institute and they agreed the data could be used without
Now the nearest UK equivalent I can find is on this page:
(it's the rdf file called 'administrative triples').
The page as a whole is under the cc Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share
Alike license, but it's not clear whether that is intended to apply to
the rdf file, or to the more wordy definition and description texts for
Is there any way we could ask them 'as osm' if it would be possible for
us to use the data? (It's a data set showing the 'nesting' of
administrative areas, from Government Office Regions down to parishes.
There are no latitudes and longitudes with the data, but the majority of
the parishes are reconcileable with the geonames.org data, which does
have the lat/long, and an awful lot aren't in osm yet).
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