[Imports] Question on imports

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 01:25:42 UTC 2013

Hi Randal,

I think your expectations on how fast/slow this should take are not
realistic. Because everybody is doing this in spare cycles, it usually
takes at least 3 weeks to work the import process.

Go make a wiki page, add the data to the catalog. You are going to
need to get the license pinned down or the data can't go in, its not
negotiable (review the archive, in cases like yours an email from the
owners of the data with a license will work). Document your plan in
the wiki. Prepare some sample OSM files for us to review, and come
back to the list and we will review your process and your sample
files, and we will see where we are.


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM, Randal Hale
<rjhale at northrivergeographic.com> wrote:
> So I had this pleasant experience and now I'm emailing the imports group.
> I received a donation from the Athens County Georgia with their building
> foot print data. I received it yesterday. Apparently I ran afoul of Paul
> Norman and he blocked my efforts. So I've emailed Paul and since I haven't
> heard back from him - I'll email the group. Paul - feel free to respond
> since you haven't answered my messages.
> I've done bulk uploads before. No problem. So apparently this is a problem -
> and here's my problem. I can't imagine I'm bringing anything new to the
> table - but according to Paul's conversation with geocak this is the law.
> Although the import page on teh wiki lists there are no rules - just
> guidelines - we seem to havegotten thought all of them but #8.
> The data was donated yesterday. Data prep started yesterday.
> Paul is concerned about the license - it was donated. No one here is going
> to understand if I start sputing GPL/CC-By-SA or ODBL. If I can show a good
> use of the data - then that is very likely to happen/become public. It's the
> south - so "here's our data" is about as GPL CC-By-SA as it's going to get.
> Period.
> Since the editathon is this weekend - I'm not spending the better part of a
> week arguiing the merits of building foot print data. I needed to show
> progress today - it's building foot print data - not addresses or anything
> else.
> Paul - it appears you are removing geocak's data without talking to me. I've
> asked you twice to talk to me and you refuse - I find this extremely
> unacceptable. I expect a discussion with you at some point.
> Randy
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