[Imports] Value of imports in general

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 11:05:03 UTC 2014

OK, the value of imports. There is value in imports as long at it's not a
mere dump of loads and loads of data we cannot hope maintain as a community.

What we need is a staging area where available data can be made available,
ready to be merged in. Then when contributors feel like adding it, they can
do so object per object with the advantage of being able to compare several
sources and imagery and what already existed in OSM.

In this case, an import cannot happen when there is no local community to
keep it actual.


2014-02-07 11:46 GMT+01:00 Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com>:

> 2014-02-07 Johan C <osmned at gmail.com>:
> > 2014-02-07 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:
> >
> >> Real newbies won't even realise they are there, so how could it bother
> >> them.
> >>
> >> Real old hands can make use of them to validate or conveniently download
> >> data.
> >>
> >> So I fail to understand what the big deal is with associatedStreet
> >> relations. Contributors are not dumb and incapable of learning.
> >
> >
> > Well, there is a lot of documentation*  that the associatedStreet
> relation
> > is difficult for newbies.
> Maybe we could talk about the value of _imports_? The change of topic
> to associatedStreet means we're now off-topic for this list, and
> there's no benefit in opening a second can of worms.
> Dan
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