[HOT] Request for Import: VDC Boundaries

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat May 9 07:35:48 UTC 2015

On 5/4/2015 9:58 AM, Prabhas Pokharel wrote:
> https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org/dataset/nepal-admin-level-4-administrative-boundaries-cod
> and an older one from GADM <http://www.gadm.org/>, 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?
Consultation will need to be done. This includes the local community, 
such as it is, and the imports@ mailing list. The HOT list could also be 
consulted, but it is not a requirement. A couple of issues you'll want 
to consider are:

- GADM is under a non-commercial license and non-open. It must not be 
imported into OpenStreetMap. You might have some success going to the 
original source of the data and getting it there under a suitable 
license. I do not suggest contacting GADM as this tends to not be very 
- The data at data.hdx.rwlabs.org is not under an open license, or any 
clear license. You might have some success there
- Administrative boundaries tend to be finicky to import, as they need 
to be connected up with existing boundaries and share ways
- Both tagging and how existing data will be handled will need to be 
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