[Imports] INSPIRE / Was: SV: Sardinia Imports

Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq) jaak at nutiteq.com
Thu Nov 21 16:19:20 UTC 2013

> > the conversion I think would be smooth enough because the files are conformant to Inspire European Directive
> > The conversion rules will be posted onto the wiki.
> Just to satisfy my curiosity: Are there any initiatives/plans to import INSPIRE datasets as they become available?
> Even in the case that only a part of the datasets turn out to be useful to OSM, having a (possibly bi-directional) mapping between the elaborate INSPIRE semantics and OSM tags and values would greatly help harmonizing the imports.
> As far as I can see from
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/INSPIRE
> the initiative seems to be largely ignored, and local import rules are beginning to branch.

The whole idea of INSPIRE is to provide unified direct open API to original geodata sources, and avoid one-time dumps of data from database A to B, where it would be immediately outdated.

If specific INSPIRE source license allows and has good data, then you could use it as reference data to assist local survey and mapping. So such background map selection plugin for JOSM and iD would be nice. In fact, the first main service of INSPIRE should be WMS as far as I know, and this is already supported in JOSM, this should cover 80% of needs, the problem is only in data discovery convenience.

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