[Imports] import of data from LINZ

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Aug 17 04:51:25 BST 2012

A few comments

Has the tagging been finalized?

Could you post a sample .osm of a typical area?

How were the building_use translations developed? Were only the descriptions
from LINZ used or were the from LINZ names to OSM verified for each mapping
by looking at imagery or another suitable means?

What verification is the importer expected to do before uploading, and is
this well-documented? Some multiple-person imports like CanVec have had very
inconsistent quality with some people just dumping the data in even when
it's clearly wrong.

I suggest having a requirement that the changesets are tagged with source=*
and attribution=*. It's also a good idea for the source to be linked in the
user page of the import accounts being used.

I also suggest instead of attribution=*, source_ref=*, LINZ:source_version=*
you just use source=LINZ v16

You cannot count on the attribution tag always being there as a user could
remove it - LINZ needs to be satisfied with attribution through the wiki
page and the history showing who imported it.
> From: Robin Paulson [mailto:robin.paulson at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:26 PM
> To: imports at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Imports] import of data from LINZ
> further information:
> a list of the layers and the tags we will use are included here:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/LINZ_attribute_matching
> 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
> --
> robin
> http://fu.ac.nz - Auckland's Free University
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