[Imports] Dutch railway data import

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Mar 22 00:05:49 UTC 2015


On 03/21/2015 10:45 PM, JJJ Wegdam wrote:
> For the objects that qualify for an easy import, I made the attached
> proposal. 

I vehemently object to the concept of (as given in your proposed
"note:general" tags)

"[allways] CAUTION: this object's geometry is part of a professional
dataset. Please do not alter without notifying the uploader."

You have two choices. Either you import data into OSM, then OSM and its
mappers take ownership and are free to do with the data whatever they
think makes sense.

Or you keep the data out of OSM, and negotiate with OpenRailwayMap to
make ProRail data visible in an overlay.

Adding data to OSM with a note that is designed to *discourage* mappers
from changing it (or requesting that mappers ask someone before changing
it) is not acceptable.

OSM must not be abused as a pure delivery vehicle for third-party data.


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