[Imports-us] I made a big mistake

James Umbanhowar jumbanho at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 00:55:49 UTC 2019


You're right, I should have said more, but I was in the middle of
something and wanted to get the reversion done as quickly as possible,
as some of the data had already been used by another user.  The import
had consisted primarily unconnected points when Crystal stopped it, so
there was no real useable data that had been imported.

Crystal, I apologize for the terseness of my first email.  In addition
to what Clifford said in general about imports, you should know that
there is currently a community project to add sidewalks information to
Durham. There is a tasking manager here: 
https://tasks.openstreetmap.us/project/92 which has summarized theproject to this point.  

Further, there are some folks in the Triangle discussing this and other
projects at this slack channel: 


On Wed, 2019-01-02 at 15:52 -0800, Clifford Snow wrote:
> Crystal,
> Easy mistake to make - you'd have to somehow know to go looking for
> import guidelines. 
> Unfortunately it appears another user reverted your work, only
> bothering to mention that it's being reverted. It would have been
> nice if they could have at least help you out with some suggestions
> on how to do an import.
> The guidelines can be found at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines.
> Main points
> 1. Talk to the local OSM community (and get them involved!!)
> 2. Make sure your data is licenced suitable for import into OSM. 
> 3. Create an wiki page for your import to disclose tags, source,
> area, etc.
> 4. Use a dedicated OSM import account.
> Best,
> Clifford
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 2:12 PM Crystal Williams-Brown <
> crystal.williams.brown at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am working with a team to build an app that will provide handicap
> > accessible pedestrian routes to North Carolina citizens and
> > hopefully, all of America someday. We plan to use OpenStreetMap to
> > get the data for making routes.
> > 
> > We've been having mapathons to add data to OpenStreetMap. However,
> > we also received sidewalk data for a few cities in NC, from the
> > cities themselves. The person who was supposed to work on importing
> > that data for us never did. So I decided to see if I could upload
> > it to OpenStreetMap today with JOSM. I was able to get the data for
> > Durham uploaded but realized after talking to a team member that I
> > was supposed to do all these steps before importing so I'd have
> > approval.
> > 
> > I requested a review when I was uploading, I don't know if that
> > halts my changes.
> > 
> > I'm very sorry. I will follow the steps now. I could use some
> > guidance since I'm completely new to GIS and JOSM. I am a Rails
> > programmer.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Crystal Williams-Brown
> > crystal.williams.brown at gmail.com
> > Call: 252-767-7123
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