[Imports] Adding pcodes to villages in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Nov 26 10:58:49 UTC 2014
On Tuesday 25 November 2014, Pierre Béland wrote:
> [...] I uploaded successfully the import for
> Guinea (8,222 places).See
> Files are also ready to be uploaded for Liberia 16,725
> places Sierra Leone 9,137 places
> If you dont see any problems, I will continue the import for the two
> other countries.
Neither the already performed edit nor your new plans comply with the
mechanical edit rules in terms of documentation. The unocha:pcode key
has no documentation on the wiki and there is no hint on the meaning in
either the changeset comment or the import account description. In
short - there is no way for either mappers or data users to conclude
the meaning of this tag - if i came across it during mapping i would
probably delete it.
Note adding proprietary IDs to OSM data is generally not seen
favorably - the following factors could help (but would need to be
documented of course):
- it is an ID established/endorsed by local authorities.
- it is frequently used by locals
- it is allocated in an open and transparent process
If a mapper has no way to verify the validity of the ID it definitely
has no place in the OSM database.
I would suggest you improve the documentation and then restart the
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