[Tagging] How might we best map emergency helicopter landing zones?

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Wed Nov 23 13:58:39 UTC 2016

Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> writes:

>>>>     I think issues of does the data belong in OSM are separate issues, I
>>>>     am just interested in how to map it and tag it well. I would be
>>>>     mapping nothing but ground truthed data that we already map every day,
>>>>     trees and light poles and ground type, landuse. It is publicly
>>>>     available data (CC0).
>> Sure, that's fine, but beware that you are perhaps verging on an import.
> For sure not an import in my mind (6 points at the moment,hand mapped
> from a ground survey form which includes a picture of the HLZ from
> directly overhead), but happy to take the consensus here if I should
> treat it as an import and hopefully with the tagging figured out, any
> "near import" would be generally accepted through that full process.

If you are talking 6 points, and you the human are looking at all 6, and
someone checking them (even with just imagery), then this isn't an
import.  If you had 100 and used a script and spot-checked, you'd be
over the line.   I just couldn't tell and wanted to point this out in
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