[OSM-talk] Countries that have NOT had any imports?
Julio Costa Zambelli
julio.costa at openstreetmap.cl
Thu Sep 30 19:59:14 BST 2010
Here in Chile we have used and will use Government data in some import
processes, and it would have been a complete waste not to use it,
since they only asked us for an attribution tag.
One of the reasons to use government data here is that we have a
problem quite similar to the one in Australia, the population density
of the country is way lower than the one in Belgium (22/km2 Vs
355/km2) and many other European countries.
Also the population is quite uneven in its distribution, we have
almost 9,000 people/km2 here in Santiago, 1.1/km2 in the Magallanes
and Antartica Chilena Region , and 0.8/km2 in the Aysen Region 
(that is lower than Far Eastern Siberia  and Alaska ).
Also the quality and coverage of the data imported here is completely
different from the one in TIGER. Thanks to the governments data now we
have the best Chilean suburban highways map in the web. Our challenge
now is mostly about completing the cities, tons of POIs, landuse, and
the perfection of those highways (hundreds of interchanges for
On 29 September 2010 18:47, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Kai Krueger wrote:
>> Yes, more or less. Given that some people seem to be strongly arguing that
>> the use of third party data is "crap", "mindless" and "harmful",
> ... among them myself, as you probably have noticed ...
>> I would like to get a feel for how "bad" the situation is and where there
>> are still "happy, undisturbed" communities left
> Well there will certainly be lots of places with NO imports and also NO
> community but I don't think that would disprove the theory ;)
> Why not do it the other way round - identify places with a vibrant OSM
> community, then see if they've had any major imports. I might be stating the
> obvious but OSM community is certainly vibrant in most places in Germany,
> and imports have certainly played a negligible role in the data we have.
> PS: I don't think the US is going to be a wasteland in terms of OSM
> community forever. I just think that without the TIGER import they'd have
> less data but much more community today. Then again I'm happy to admit that
> at the time the import was done, I thought it was a splendid idea, along
> with most others in the project probably - so it would be totally unfair to
> blame anyone who worked hard on getting that import done.
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