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

Enock Seth Nyamador kwadzo459 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 16:15:05 UTC 2015

Thanks Pierre and Clifford. Will let you know whatever as soon as possible.


- Enock
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On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:

> 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.
> cheers
> Pierre
>   ------------------------------
>  *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
> [1]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines
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