[Imports] Import of Paris buildings heights

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 16:56:13 UTC 2015

I'm very excited to see more information being applied to the Paris
building data, and I think we'll want to look at the technique in
general to see where it could be applied to other imports.

>> Can you explain why you want a source tag instead of including the
>> information in the changeset?
> Because it's more explicit, no need to look into changesets relative to a
> building to check if its building:levels tag has been updated from
> OpenDataParis or not. But if it's better to put it into the changeset
> instead of inside each updated element, ok it's not a problem...

Here's why I think source on changesets is better:

We can imagine this same question of "What is the source?" being
applied to every tag.

But then we extend it further- "When was this tag made?" and "By whom?"

Suddenly we are capturing so much metadata per tag...

Putting the source on the changeset solves this.

That's why it's generally the preferred method now a days.

- Serge

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