[Imports] edit import guideline wiki page

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 22:24:04 UTC 2013


Hi,

I would like to propose some changes to the import wiki page.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines

The actual expectations for imports are firmer than what is suggested
by the wiki page. The goal is to catch the wiki page up with the
actual current expectations...

Stop calling it the "Guidelines" start calling it the "Policy". Its
our policy. If its ignored, everybody is going to be upset about
it....

Some items in the document are more important then others. Lets
documentation them as required for everybody.

I suggest that every import *must* have the following items.

  - entry in the data catalog
  - discussion with local mappers, wherever they are....
  - wiki project page, with license check, tag plan, and conflation plan.
  - at least one email to the import list after the wiki project page
is completed and the local consultation completed.
 - when uploading, an import account

Everything else on the page becomes *should* have aka a guideline.

Thanks
Jason.



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