[Imports] Value of imports in general

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Feb 7 18:11:15 UTC 2014

> From: Tom Taylor [mailto:tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2014 6:19 AM
> To: imports at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Imports] Value of imports in general
> On 07/02/2014 8:44 AM, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> > All,
> >
> ...
> >
> > It's also important to know that, as far as I know, we've never, not
> > once in the history of OSM, had a successful update of an import. 
> ...
> I believe in Canada we have had a series of successful imports from the
> Canvec national database. OTOH I've had to delete hundreds of duplicate
> address interpolations in the Ottawa area because no attention was paid
> to this part.

We have no system for updating CanVec data that has already been imported
into OSM. Admittedly this is less of a problem with CanVec than it might 
be because some of the data sources for CanVec are extremely old and never 
update (e.g. sources from the 1970s).

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