[HOT] Request for Import: VDC Boundaries

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Mon May 4 18:20:28 UTC 2015

we are starting a working group to look at imports. Blake has accepted to work on this. Other contributions from HOT contributors experienced with imports is welcome.
We first have to look at the license and if not clear enough, we have an agreement form that can be signed to import the data into OSM with ODbL license.
We also have to look at the quality of the data and establish a strategy how to import the data. 

Once these are done, we can prepare a Task manager job to crowdsource this import effort. We generally this using a private Task were we invite more specialized contributors to look at the import and exchange among them about the challenges of this particular import.
This is basically our import workflow developped over the last years.

      De : Prabhas Pokharel <prabhas.pokharel at gmail.com>
 À : hot <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
 Envoyé le : Lundi 4 mai 2015 12h58
 Objet : [HOT] Request for Import: VDC Boundaries
Hi all,First, Wanted to thank Heather who wrote to UN OCHA and others to get the process of importing the health facilities dataset going.
To re-iterate, the motivation is that the paper maps we have been making are AMAZING resolution in terms of residential areas, buildings, and roads, thanks to HOT volunteers, but that named POIs and locations are needed for people trying to use them in the field.
Another dataset that would be extremely useful to get into OSM for this same purpose is the VDC boundaries. I know of two sources:
and an older one from GADM, which has the following license: Nepal NPL FortiusOne Inc. (via WorldBank; http://maps.worldbank.org/overlays/3238)(Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.)

Would it be possible to help us import these boundaries into OSM? If not, what are the issues that need to be solved for that to happen?

cheers,Prabhas Pokharel
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