[Imports] Building footprints for Bend, Oregon

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Oct 6 09:00:50 UTC 2016

On Thursday 06 October 2016, Andy Zeigert wrote:
> Import wiki page:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bend_building_import Permission
> letter from City of Bend:
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MaptimeBend/bend_buildings/master/d

A number of comments here:

- your plans are still very incomplete, in-detail assessment is not 
possible at this time, you will need to re-post here later for proper 
import assessment according to the guidelines.
- the 'permission statement' is not a license statement about the data - 
offering something "as a service to the public for no charge or fee" 
does not mean the public may do anything with that data except looking 
at it and there does not seem to be any more comprehensive statement on 
the download site so you will need to get something more specific and 
elaborate from the owner.
- your plan outline indicates you plan to add attributes (in particular 
height) to the import data (and possibly also existing data in OSM) 
from separate, automatically produced and originally unrelated data 
without manual per case review - a.k.a. bot mapping.  There are many 
mappers who believe such data should be kept separate and should not 
get into the OSM database because it would make work more difficult 
both for mappers and data users.  

Christoph Hormann

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