[Imports] Nepal VDC's boundaries import

Rafael Avila Coya ravilacoya at gmail.com
Sat May 16 19:31:50 UTC 2015


Thank you for your offer. You are more than welcome. As we would be 3
with Walter, I will write a hackpad with the steps involved in the
actual import, that we can tweak until we find the easiest and fastest
procedure. About the from inside up in admin_levels, that's the norm
always. Bear in mind that for 64 out of 75 districts there aren't any
VDC's (admin_level=8) boundaries, so the procedure is, being very

You take one of the 75 district files I will produce. Each file
contains one district relation (admin_level=6) and all the VDC's
relations (admin_level=8). You delete all the district limits segments
(the only segments with admin_level=6), and the district relation. You
then join the nodes to the OSM district limits, close each of the VDC
relations that share limits with the district limits, and upload. It
can take about 20 minutes, may be less or more depending. The 11
districts with some or all VDC's will take maybe longer. Makes sense?
The actual workflow will be more detailed, with screenshots, so we can
follow it strictly. Moreover, we will coordinate through a public
hackpad or wiki, so we avoid conflicts, specially when having to touch
region relations and specially the Nepal international boundary
relation. We could even achieve this just mapping at different times.
Where are you based?

Relatively to arguments that the CC-by 3.0 license is incompatible
with the ODbL, I add here an e-mail of Sarah Hinchliff Pearson, Senior
counsel of Creative Commons [1], where she answers this question quite
very clearly: "we do not think CC BY is incompatible with the ODbL.
People can remix BY-licensed databases and license them under the ODbL".




On 16/05/15 02:47, Jo wrote:
> I found a video I created back when I was helping with the Uganda
> borders.
> There are a few things I'd do a little bit differently now. The
> video is a bit slow to start, but it reflects reality. It's
> important to get your bearings first, then act.
> Also, working from the inside out worked best for me. So working
> on those international borders was the last step in the process.
> I can help too, let me know what I can do without getting in the
> way.
> Jo
> 2015-05-16 1:39 GMT+02:00 Walter Nordmann <walter.nordmann at web.de 
> <mailto:walter.nordmann at web.de>>:
> On 16.05.2015 01:08, Rafael Avila Coya wrote:
> Walter and Jo:
> As I say in the wiki, we will respect the VDC's boundaries already
> in OSM (only 11 out of 75 Nepal district have some or all VDC's 
> boundaries already in OSM), unless there is a good reason to do 
> otherwise. I also say in the wiki that the same will be done for 
> districts (level=6), zones (level=5), regions (4) and surely for 
> international borders (2).
> that sounds good.
> By the way, if any of you are interested in helping, please let me 
> know. I will be glad to have you collaborating.
> ok, tell me, what i can do for you. I'll be glad to support nepal. 
> But only after the licence problem has been solved.
> You got osm-mail with my private mailid to contact me directly.
> regards walter
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Por favor, non me envíe documentos con extensións .doc, .docx, .xls,
.xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, aínda podendoo facer,  non os abro.

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