[Imports] Sardinia Imports

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Thu Nov 21 23:11:46 UTC 2013

From: sabas88 [mailto:sabas88 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Imports] Sardinia Imports

> Hello Paul!
> I'm the only one subscribed to imports so I took responsibility to 
> write, I'll try to give a first answer 
> > - What tagging will be used
> I think that most of the tagging will come from previous imports, 
> especially the Veneto one 
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Veneto/Guide_e_documentazione). 

There's no list of tags on that page, could you just provide a list of 
tags in an email to the list? It'd be simpler, particularly as you're 
saying as there is no one list where *all* the tagging information is.

> > - What changeset tags will be used
> We discussed this earlier, I suggested "source=Regione Sardegna" in 
> changeset instead of geometry 

I'd suggest an import=yes tag. 

> > - If multiple people are importing this data, how will they coordinate
> Initially to organize we're hanging out on Hangouts, then we will use 
> the wiki page and perhaps the tasking manager.. 

When will you know how you're coordinating?

You are extensively relying on the contributor to do some steps such as 
conflation and adding changeset tags. This is okay, but past imports 
have shown that a systematic way to verify that the contributor has done 
the work is essential to avoid errors. How will you make sure this is 
done? This is one advantage to conflation as part of the scripts - that 
way you know it's been done. 

> > - Which datasets are you currently consulting on importing
> I liked this one 
> especially the first three layers (roads, buildings and toponyms), 
> the others from different sections I assume are variations, I didn't 
> have looked extensively myself 

To meaningfully comment on your proposal, we really need to know what 
you're planning on importing. If you don't know what layers, it's 
probably too early to propose an import. Also, if we don't know what 
layers, how do we know what you're consulting the list about?

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