[Imports] Importing Data from OpenTopography and EarthScope

Daniel Lee lee at isi-solutions.org
Fri May 6 22:28:36 BST 2011

Hi there,

Thanks for the tip. I've talked now directly with the OpenTopography people
and they're happy with it, so now the next steps will be getting the import
underway and writing it up on the wiki  :)


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Jonas Krückel <jonasxk at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi Daniel,
> 2011/5/4 Daniel Lee <lee at isi-solutions.org>
>> I also think it's a good idea to make the data available. For me, though,
>> getting it into the OSM format isn't the big problem, so I figure I can just
>> upload it straightaway rather than have it on our website in a download
>> area. Currently we don't get a lot of traffic (just starting up now), so I
>> doubt that a lot of mappers would find the data on our site.
> I think if you would provide the data as an .osm XML file almost ready for
> importing and announce the availability of the data on the right channels
> (local mailing lists of that area, international mailing lists etc.) those
> two issues would be solved.
>> That's why I was asking about the licensing - the most effective thing to
>> do would be just to upload it directly (currently there are very few
>> buildings digitized for that area, but I would make sure that we don't
>> upload conflicting vectors).
> Unfortunately I'm not an expert on license issues and it looks like the
> rest of this list isn't either, but there's a list dedicated to license
> discussion and you might have more luck asking there:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/legal-talk
> I hope that helps a little bit.
> Cheers,
> Jonas


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