[Imports-us] OSM US Import Document Draft

Carol Kraemer cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com
Mon Nov 4 14:28:54 UTC 2013


Serge,

The "information pamphlet" should be supported by the guidelines/rules
which are not clear, which is what I was pointing out. Perhaps we are
putting the cart before the horse and should address the import rules,
standards and processes first.

-Carol


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Carol Kraemer
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
http://www.northrivergeographic.com
404.431.0125 cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Randal and all,
>
> Let's remember that this is a discussion about a web page, not
> regarding policy of any sort. This is about telling people about the
> issue of imports with clear, factual information- telling them that
> imports are welcome if they're carefully cultivated, but many
> datasets, and many imports do not make it through the vetting process.
>
> We also don't want to bog people down with information on their first
> search, so a comprehensive list of data that goes in OSM vs data that
> does not, or a discussion about licenses is beyond the scope of this
> one web page.
>
> It's also not the place to discuss questions or concerns about the
> Import Guidelines. We may be able to work with the DWG on rewriting
> those, but this page is just a one page summary of the issue of
> imports.
>
> And the "Questions to ask yourself" are just that- questions someone
> should ask themselves. They are not rules in an of themselves. They're
> like the information pamphlet you get when you go to adopt a pet "Ask
> yourself, will you have time for your new pet?".
>
> - Serge
>
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