[Imports] import of data from LINZ

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 03:26:06 BST 2012

further information:
a list of the layers and the tags we will use are included here:

also, please note: the majority of the work will be done by hand,
there is likely to be very little (or none) import done by bot.

On 17 August 2012 14:21, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all,
> my name's robin, i'm involved with mapping in new zealand. we have
> been given access and permission to import data from LINZ (land
> information new zealand), who manage land parcel data in nz. the
> information we have from them is huge, and is not limited to land
> parcels. there are 150+ layers, including roads.
> i am posting here to ensure a proper consultative process is carried
> out, as outlined on the imports page. we have already engaged the
> community in new zealand, and made assurances that no existing data
> will be overwritten/deleted/modified, without discussing with the
> community first.
> the community is mainly centred around the nzopengis list on google
> groups, with personal relationships between other mappers.
> this is the first mass import many of us in nz have carried out, so
> we're not entirely sure of the process from here.
> LINZ have given osm permission to import the data under either
> CC-BY-SA 2.0 or ODBL - a number of mappers have been in close contact
> with this and other departments, including via koordinates.com (a
> local GIS company, who's employees are also members of the osm
> community) who are also carrying out the technical side of things.
> koordinates have assigned a body to work on the import project, he is
> currently developing a web application through which we can:
> a) convert the data to .osm format, including tag translation, the
> details of which the community has been involved in
> b) import the data
> c) allow mappers to allocate a portion of the map to themselves, so it
> can be merged
> at all steps, koordinates are keeping the rest of the community up to
> date on progress
> so, we assume we have missed something, and i am here to ask for
> assistance. is there anything we need to cover?
> progress so far is detailed here:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/LINZ
> --
> robin
> http://fu.ac.nz - Auckland's Free University


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