[Imports] JOSM Plugin for Austrian Addresses

Thomas Konrad osm at thomaskonrad.at
Sat Nov 19 11:42:19 UTC 2016


the Austrian Federal Office for Calibration and Measurement (Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen, BEV) has published a free address dataset [1] that is in my opinion very interesting for OpenStreetMap. The license, however, is not compatible with ODbL because it requires the copyright statement to be published with every secondary product. But I already have a written permission [2] of one of the leading people of BEV that OpenStreetMap can use the dataset for *one-by-one assignments* with the JOSM Austria Address Helper plugin [3]. Note that the plugin is *not yet published* in the JOSM plugin list because there are still some uncertainties left which I would like to clarify before I publish it on the plugins list.

Now the first question I have is whether or not this is even considered an import, because what the plugin does is that id assigns the address to exactly one selected object in JOSM [4]. There is no possibility to do a bulk assignment. My guess is that it still an import (semiautomated) and needs to be documented in the import catalogue in the Wiki. Is that correct?

My second question: Is it really required for a user to use a separate OSM account to assign a single address? I would say no, because then the Czech Building import [5] would have the same requirements, right?

As I said, there are some things left to clarify in terms of the license question. I’m working on that and will let you know when I make progress.

Thanks for your help

[1] http://www.bev.gv.at/portal/page?_pageid=713,2168079&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL <http://www.bev.gv.at/portal/page?_pageid=713,2168079&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL>
[2] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-at/2016-November/008596.html <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-at/2016-November/008596.html>
[3] https://github.com/JOSM/austriaaddresshelper <https://github.com/JOSM/austriaaddresshelper>
[4] https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JOSM/austriaaddresshelper/master/doc/screenshot.png <https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JOSM/austriaaddresshelper/master/doc/screenshot.png>
[5] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/RUIAN#Czech_Buildings_Import <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/RUIAN#Czech_Buildings_Import>
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