[Imports] [Talk-us] Integrating our open source data into OSM

Sean Lindsey sean at cybo.com
Thu Nov 9 06:14:54 UTC 2017

Thanks for all the feedback, we have put together some blogs to help people
figure out how to play with the data, to give people an idea of what it is
and how it was put together.


I assumed the set we released was not yet ready for OSM but with some
guidance I may be able to go back through and derive something that's more
useful for you and likely others interested in working with the data. Most
of our records/POIs are from several different sources, which means the way
a record is compiled could influence how useful it is.

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:

>  If the addresses are in the data as well, we don't really need to use the
> lat/lon coordinates. The best way to use this kind of data, is to use it as
> one of several sources. So a direct import is out of the question, but
> using it as a shortcut and combining with what we already have plus aerial
> imagery plus possibly an extra lookup in other sources could be considered.
> Of course, we don't want to be a front end for SEO techniques, so maybe
> the data needs to be pruned from overly commercial information and
> descriptions, before it is useful to us.
> I'm downloading it too, but it takes a while. I can probably figure out a
> way to convert it into something usable (at a technical level).
> Polyglot
> 2017-11-09 2:53 GMT+01:00 Brian May <bmay at mapwise.com>:
>> Its critical to know where the lat/longs came from. For example, if they
>> came from Google Maps - then its a no go, because Google's licensing is
>> incompatible with OSM. Their geocodes are not public domain, etc. Same
>> thing applies to many / most other commercial geocoding services. If you
>> don't know how the lat/longs were derived, then that is probably a show
>> stopper as well.
>> Brian
>> On 11/8/2017 1:53 PM, Sean Lindsey wrote:
>> We have open sourced our US POI data, it may not be ready for a direct
>> import into OSM, but we'd be willing to try to get it there.
>> Its a national directory of 59 million US businesses, that has been
>> updated as of this summer. And should be getting another refresh shortly.
>> What process is there to discuss and work to integrate this data?
>> The data is available under a creative commons attribution license at
>> https://omniplaces.cybo.com/
>> I would be willing to waive and/or clarify certain aspects of the licence
>> if needed however.
>> * I asked this same question in help.openstreetmap.org
>> <https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/60508/submit-open-source-poi-data>,
>> and was referred to these mailing lists
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Sean Lindsey
>> Cybo Company
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Sean Lindsey
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