[Imports] [osm-pl] Fwd: Re: Import of addresses in Poland

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Wed Feb 5 19:43:38 UTC 2014


On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

> But it points to the tension:* 'Is OpenStreetMap meant to be made, or
> meant to be used?'.*  If you're in the camp that focuses on the greatest
> usability you'd want more imports, and more *synchronization* of importsover time.
>

Of course OpenStreetMap is meant to be used. What else is it about? If we
want to build a project of social impact, one that changes who draws the
map, then this is about getting OpenStreetMap used. So there's value in
leap frogging with imports provided solid data and import procedure. And
this is what OpenStreetMap has done in the past (ok, many imports could
have been done cleaner) - it is full of imports:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue

And all of these imports while the contributor base continues to grow.
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