[Imports] Polish Forests - Imports

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Wed Oct 30 22:32:25 UTC 2013

> From: Grzegorz Sapijaszko [mailto:grzegorz at sapijaszko.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:41 PM
> To: imports at openstreetmap.org; talk-pl at openstreetmap.org;
> zarzad at openstreetmap.pl
> Subject: [Imports] Polish Forests - Imports
> to: imports@, talk-pl@, zarzad@
> Dear all,
> The data which is considered to be imported contains the borders of
> forest's sections (small areas of the forest, about 5-20 ha) divided by
> forest's headquarters.

After being pointed to changeset 17263910 I think this question needs re-examination, now that we've seen the data. 

For an overview of the data, see 
It seems to be typical of the data this import consists of. I've 
highlighted a few problems 

- There are several areas which are not forests 
- There is a section which is split into many small polygons, when the 
  entire area is forest. 
- There is an a regular grid pattern which doesn't seem to correspond 
  to anything on the ground.

Unfortunately, this import didn't get much review on imports@ at the 

Are the divisions between these squares observable on the ground? If 
not, I think there's a data modelling error here and all the squares 
should be merged into one forest, as they are indistinguishable on the 

> Additional information about the data is located under > 

There's also a couple of documentation deficiencies 

Firstly, could one of the importers fill out http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Key:adr_les to document that key. Why does it have "   -    -" in it?

Secondly, the import needs adding to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue

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