[Imports-us] OSM US Import Document Draft
cakraemer at northrivergeographic.com
Mon Nov 4 14:35:52 UTC 2013
Actually, let's approach this a different way. Your pamphlet is not
inviting or welcoming anyone to do imports. Let me ask in a very
straightforward manner. Does OSM want people outside of your current import
group circle to do imports? Does OSM want the support of the GIS community
to not only help with imports but supply its data? There is no wrong
answer, only an honest one is required.
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
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
> 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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