[Imports] [OSM Fork] OpenImportsMap - International Database Warehouse Chart

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 10:03:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 2:22 AM, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sam
> Would it be helpful if there were a column identifying the User ID/name of
> the account used to import the dataset into OSM?
> This might be valuable for identifying imports in the ODbL licensing chart.
> It doesn't mean much if a large import is green, but it means a lot if a
> large import is red.

  Column R has now been added with the title of 'User ID/name(s) (of
the user(s) doing the import'
For some datasets like the CanVec data.   Natural Resources Canada
prepared small .osm files (approx 10-15,000 nodes each file) for the
community to import individually  and less strain on the Servers.
And for other Canadian Datasets, its more than 1 person copying in the
data.    ... maybe i do need to make a wiki page describing the
concept of 'Bulk_implopping' :-) ... since it's perhaps the most
controversial aspect of this license change issue... yet many mouse
around it :)

However, for other databases (outside of OSM) it would be 1 user doing
the import, as in the Case of the OpenImportsMap idea.  Since this
chart was created not just for OpenStreetMap's use.


> 80n
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As some of you know, i dont like how messy the 'potential data
>> sources' and Catelogue wiki pages  is getting too long, and not
>> organized.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Potential_Datasources
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue
>> I'm watching the page grow, as well as seeing the mailing lists where
>> people are asking if their local dataset is ok for importing.
>> So the purpose of this chart is to document all of the available
>> datasets, and to list the specifications for each ie.
>> * datasource url
>> * data license
>> * source file type (shp/imagery etc.)
>> * data projection
>> * status
>> * contact
>> * feature description
>> Unlike the wiki, the GoogleDocs chart, is easy to edit and sort and
>> filter data.
>> I have included all of the data from the import catelogue, and now
>> working on the Potential Datasources list.
>> I have added columns for the coverage area, so then as the chart gets
>> bigger (over 500 rows),  i can move the regional data rows to a new
>> tab. ... ie. a separate one for Europe and a separate one for all
>> international datasets, and a separate tab for North America Datasets
>> etc.
>> The chart is available to the web with no sign in required ... so its
>> a simple curtacy to contact the chart maintainer (myself) when making
>> big changes, since i keep track of whats going on.   I can also add in
>> contributors if you want to register, but it's not required.  (since
>> some people are anti-google)  So they can edit the chart too.
>> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Am70fsptsPF2dERHb1RkcXIwMUU1TDR3NF9NbWQxS3c&hl=en
>> and the html version
>> https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Am70fsptsPF2dERHb1RkcXIwMUU1TDR3NF9NbWQxS3c&hl=en&output=html
>> Also, on a similar note, hopefully others can take a look at this wiki
>> page, and help organize it a bit better.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Import_Database
>> Cheers,
>> Sam
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