[Imports] Walmart import

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Sat Dec 16 15:51:18 UTC 2017

Our import policy is quickly becoming obsolete. It was quite fine in 
times where there were 1-2 imports a month, led by experienced members 
of OpenStreetMap.

But soon we will see a company wanting to import 200 datasets of various 
business chains at once. That would be 200 imports, and each of these 
has to go through the community twice, as guidelines suggest?

What about data updates — they are also imports, although of a lesser 
quantity. For weekly updates, should we do the community buy-in and 
community verification every week? For each of the imports approced 
earlier, which count will quickly surpass a hundred?

The UK import of fuel stations turned seven months last week. It had 
multiple discussions on two mailing lists. The company pulled back from 
the import after five months, I am finishing it myself now. Do you think 
this is good for OpenStreetMap?

We can strive for the 100% verified, home-made organic nodes, or we 
could improve our policies about importing data, at least from companies 
that are endorsed by companies to publish their business locations.


16.12.2017 18:12, Andy Mabbett пишет:
> On 16 December 2017 at 00:00, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> I have little knowledge of Walmart and therefore should leave the floor
>> to  people with local knowledge.
>> ultimately this is of course something the US community should decide and
>> I'm an ocean away.
> Time then, perhaps, to drop the insistence on people obtaining
> clearance for imports on this global list, and instead to use the most
> local list?

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