[Imports] edit import guideline wiki page

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 14:59:17 UTC 2013

Hello Everybody,

I think this email was lost in the flurry of emails about the US
import guidelines. I intended it to be separate topic/discussion.

Would anybody object to proposed changes the the guideline wiki page?


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Jason Remillard
<remillard.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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