[Imports] [Talk-ca] [Import] Ottawa Buildings & Addresses [Statistics Canada project]

James james2432 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 13:13:32 UTC 2016

Why are you linking a french wiki page of forest?

Un Foret
Des Forets

I'm sure in german you have plurial forms such as with "und" and "das" etc

On Oct 20, 2016 9:08 AM, "Christoph Hormann" <chris_hormann at gmx.de> wrote:

> On Thursday 20 October 2016, James wrote:
> > Christoph, the source data for buildings has 0 tags that need to be
> > translated as it is only building footprints and *0 attributes*. The
> > source on an Ottawa web site/federal website is non-existant for the
> > time being as: the city of ottawa litterally gave statscan a file on
> > a flash drive to deal with it: [...]
> Well - without context on specifications and origin of the data i cannot
> properly assess the import plans for it.  We do not even know when this
> data was surveyed.
> Overall this approach is highly questionable.  Apparently someone
> working for the City of Ottawa would like to see this data in OSM so
> they make exactly this data in exactly the form they like to see in OSM
> available and lobby for having it imported - without any evidence
> regarding the quality and suitability of the data.
> If after the import it becomes evident that there were systematic
> quality problems with the original data - will they accept
> responsibility to fix these problems in OSM then?  Or do they truly
> believe the data being flawless because it was prepared by 'GIS
> professionals'?
> Sorry if i come across here overly strong - but the attitude
> communicated so far, which comes across clearly as 'these import plans
> are beyond reproach so any concerns are obviously without basis' is
> quite disrespectful for those who invest time to point out possible
> problems.  As Steward indicated you would be well advised to take the
> Los Angeles buildings import as an example.
> > Des Forets Avenue (What's wrong with this? There are french road
> > names especially in orleans "Des Forest" means Forests in English)
> https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/For%C3%AAt
> Note these are just examples from a few tiles i looked at.  It is very
> likely that the whole data set contains more of such cases.
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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