[Imports] Building footprints for Bend, Oregon

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Thu Oct 6 13:56:52 UTC 2016

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>

> - 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.

I believe that Oregon has an open data law so the permission statement
probably isn't really required.

> - 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.

I haven't heard that building height shouldn't be added to building
footprints. Can you provide a link to some documentation on why height
shouldn't be added to building footprints?

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