[OSM-legal-talk] Australian Government Data from data.gov.au

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu Jun 30 11:15:54 UTC 2016

On Thursday 30 June 2016, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> it isn't easy to do this properly, you would have to analyse the data
> and make judgements. A script could do it, but it would have to be a
> very complex analysis and you would have to put a lot of judgement
> into the rules of this script. Two different scripts would likely
> make different judgements.

No matter how you do this - you would make it impossible to show a world 
map based on OSM data since the screen would be completely filled with 
attributions and no space left for a map to display.

It would also be extremely unfair towards the normal individual mappers 
because their attribution (which is currently the main one 
behind 'OpenStreetMap Contributors') would be buried among tons of 

The whole idea to me seems completely impractical.

Christoph Hormann

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