[Imports] Import of UNICEF health facilities data for Central African Republic

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Apr 16 02:17:41 UTC 2013



A few comments for the proposed UNICEF import


-          I’d suggest import=yes on the changeset instead of type=import

-          school:cycle is undocumented and doesn’t have an obvious meaning.

-          man_made=borehole is undocumented and virtually unused. Is there
nothing better suited?

-          Our tagging scheme for health facilities is a mess. The import
tagging for health_facility:*=* looks as reasonable as possible given this.


The WRI data is more complicated, and you might want to consider doing the
UNICEF import before it.


-          The license is stated as CC-BY-SA 2.0 in one place and ODbL 1.0 /
DbCL 1.0 in another

-          There are more layers on the WRI site than listed on the wiki
page. It would be good to be clear about what is and is not being considered
for import

-          There isn’t a license on the WRI page

-          You mention having the users delete the undesired attributes at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_WRI_Data#Workflow. You should
do this as part of the data conversion.


I haven’t looked at the data itself yet, but in both cases the types of
objects proposed are useful ones (health facilities, schools, water, roads
and other basic features)


From: Séverin MENARD [mailto:severin.menard at hotosm.org] 
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 5:19 PM
To: imports at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Imports] Import of UNICEF health facilities data for Central
African Republic




As part of the
WikiProject in Central African Republic and the HOT support to the political
crisis the country is facing (blogpost to come starting an official HOT
activation), I completed the preparation of the
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/CAR_Imports>  UNICEF datasets to be
imported into OSM, involving Health facilities, education facilities and
WASH objects covering more or less the occidental part of the country. Our
aim is to import these objects (obviously through specific OSM accounts)
after having checked their location one by one on the Bing Imagery. 

As Filip wrote, we would be pleased for any question, suggestion for
improvements regarding our methodology:

*	the tagging transformation. Personally some of the tags do not
please very much
*	the workflow
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import_CAR_UNICEF_WASH#Workflow> ,
especially how the potential inaccuracy can be informed







On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Filip Rosenkranc <frosenkranc at gmail.com>

Hi everyone,


we are coming back to you with a proposition to import UNICEF data for
health facilities for half of the Central African Republic. We obtained the
data during our EUROSHA mission in CAR which had to end prematurely in


We converted the data into an OSM format and created a wiki page describing
the plan and all the details:

We are ready for questions, suggestions for improvements and opinions if the
data can imported.


If you would like to see an example of an OSM file to upload, I can send it
to you by mail. If it should be placed on the Wiki page I will happy for a
tip on which server I could place it.


All the best

For the EUROSHA CAR team




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