[Imports-us] I made a big mistake

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Jan 3 03:11:58 UTC 2019


Thanks James

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 4:56 PM James Umbanhowar <jumbanho at gmail.com> wrote:

> Clifford,
>
> 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:
> https://osmus.slack.com/messages/CDW5X3RRD
>
> James
>
>
> 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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