[Imports] [OSM-talk] Import guidelines proposal update

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Thu Sep 20 01:36:27 UTC 2012

> From: Vincent de Chateau-Thierry [mailto:vdct at laposte.net]
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Import guidelines proposal update
> Hi,
> Le 19/09/2012 22:55, Richard Weait a écrit :
> >
> > - "Cadastre is not an import."  Cadastre is an import.  Could you do
> > the same thing if there were no Cadastre to import?  No, you couldn't.
> >   Cadastre is an import.
> Cadastre is sometimes an import, sometimes not. Using the same data
> source, you may upload tons of buildings, or draw a single house thanks
> to cadastre WMS-like service as a background layer. In the end all
> buildings, without any difference, will get the "Cadastre xxxx" source
> tag.
> For instance :
> this one is from an "import" :
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/63994077
> this other one was drawn manually :
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/181674272
> Both have the same source tag, which is a request from the French
> Cadastre authority.

And the proposed change does nothing to help differentiate between cadastre
imports (what the discussion is about) and non-import use of cadastre.

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