[HOT] Accra Metropolitan Assembly GIS Data Release for OSM, Help

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sat Jun 13 16:02:35 UTC 2015

Hi Enock
Great news and the HOT community will be happy to support you developping the community. Our expertise can be quite useful to support you about the Data import process, preparing the data and document it.

      De : Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
 À : Enock Seth Nyamador <kwadzo459 at gmail.com> 
Cc : "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Samedi 13 juin 2015 10h39
 Objet : Re: [HOT] Accra Metropolitan Assembly GIS Data Release for OSM, Help

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 1:33 AM, Enock Seth Nyamador <kwadzo459 at gmail.com> wrote:

After the recent floods in Accra, seems it might speed up the release of Accra GIS data (including, street names, house numbers, etc) under open license for import into OSM and use by the general public by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Thanks to the World Bank. 

Why am I sending this message?

I know HOT well as I am a member myself. Kindly advice us on what and what to do. Who to talk to here.

Currently the OSM community in Ghana is not say "big" , even though some natives map they don't know about communities and HOT. That was one reason I decided to start OpenStreetMap Ghana[1] to bring mappers together. I was able to connect with few active mappers thanks to changeset history and OSM messages we're doing our very best.

If you are considering importing the data check out the import guidelines [1] found on the wiki. Basically the guidelines are there to insure we only import data that is properly licensed, is suitable for import, the local community is in agreement, and the tags being imported are appropriate. Use the import guidelines to build the import wiki page and then announce the import on the import mailing list. 
One of the more import aspects in any import is to have the community behind it. Plus you can use the import as a tools to build your community. The community can also check the validity of the data. Just because it is from an "official" source doesn't mean it is perfect. Most likely there will be errors. 
Looking forward to seeing your import announced on the import list. 
Good luck,Clifford

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