[Imports] Hungarian POI import plans from webpages

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Mon Jul 9 11:41:52 UTC 2018

Hi Kálmán,

As near as I can tell, your programme downloaded webpages, parses &
extracts data, and converts to an OSM format. That's pretty cool.

But I'm not sure about the legality of it. Is it copyright infringment?
Does it breech the Database Rights of the business you scrape? I think
those concerns might be a blocker for your project.


On 07/07/18 09:46, KAMI911 KAMI911 wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I would like to import a few thousand POI to OSM with a self developed 
> tool called osm_poi_matchmaker [1]. The tool is available under free 
> license on Github and I am constantly working on its improvement. It is 
> a python tool that download data from data sources (shops, post office, 
> fuel stations) , converts a data and produces osm and csv files. It does 
> not submit any data directly to OSM.
> I am currently processing the beta quality output data in OSM format. I 
> will release more import request based on available data. First I 
> started with Hungarian Tesco stores [2] and Postal services[3]. I 
> started a discussion on Hungarian OSMers to try to meet all requirements.
> The goals of these imports are:
> * Same type of POI should have same tags. I am using common tags that 
> describe all of POI in that category.
> * Add richer tags for POIs
> * Provide opening hours when possible, with correct opening_hours format.
> * Provide POI custom minisite when available (For example Tesco stores 
> have small pages for every store).
> * Try to enrich already mapped POI-s based on type and geom distance search.
> * Create POI nodes that aren't mapped at all.
> * Create osm file for review and import.
> The base account is what I use for import is: osmkami911 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:osmkami911 at gmail.com>
> Since gmail provides may to create simple aliases I will use 
> osmkami911+hu-tesco at gmail.hu 
> <mailto:osmkami911%2Bhu-tesco at gmail.hu>, 
> osmkami911*hu-post at gmail.hu 
> <mailto:hu-post at gmail.hu> users for it.
> I updated the Hungarian Import page with these information [4].
> I hope these import will help to make OSM even better. :)
> Thank you in advance!
> Üdvözlettel / Best Regards:
> Kálmán (KAMI) Szalai
> [1] - https://github.com/KAMI911/osm_poi_matchmaker 
> <https://github.com/KAMI911/osm_poi_matchmaker>
> [2] - https://github.com/KAMI911/osm-import-request/tree/master/hu_tesco 
> <https://github.com/KAMI911/osm-import-request/tree/master/hu_tesco>
> [3] - https://github.com/KAMI911/osm-import-request/tree/master/hu_posta 
> <https://github.com/KAMI911/osm-import-request/tree/master/hu_posta>
> [4] - 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Hungary/Import%C3%A1l%C3%A1s 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Hungary/Import%C3%A1l%C3%A1s>
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