[talk-au] Suburb boundaries

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 05:48:20 GMT 2009


All confirmed - let the fun begin.

cheers

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Franc Carter <franc.carter at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I just had a conversation with a really helpful person at the ABS.
>
> She indicated that the ABS is taking a view of the data that is very
> similar/compatible
> with (at least my understanding) the view that OpenStreetMap is taking
> towards the
> data.
>
> Specifically she indicated that the ABS was not specifically concerned that
> attribution was
> done in a specific manner, just that the attribution was able to be found.
> She will put
> something in an email so that we have an official statement.
>
> So, it looks like we may well have a some valuable data to add, which is
> good because
> I already spent a couple of hours working out hot to import it ;-)
>
> There are two issues that I have come across with converting to osm:-
>
>    1. What way do we want to represent the data, e.g closed ways or
> relations consisting
>        of borders - something else ?
>
>    2. The more technical problem that the boundaries are defined fairly
> precisely (or more accurately
>        there are lots of points defining the boundaries). So the .osm file
> is very large - so eyeballing
>        it in josm is not going to work.
>
> So I'm interested in people's suggestions of how we want to represent the
> data and on methods we can
> use to sanity check the data before we upload it.
>
> cheers
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 6:23 AM, James Churchill <pelrun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Franc Carter <franc.carter at ...> writes:
>>
>> > While putting together an email for this I came across an issue.
>> > Currently OSM is Creative Commons licensed which looks pretty compatible
>> with
>> > their license (ignoring the practicalities of attribution). However the
>> license > is being discussed at the moment and may well soon change and/or
>> split.
>> > Should I wait until the license issue gets 'sorted' ?
>>
>> I don't see a problem - the CC license the data is under only requires
>> attribution, it doesn't restrict what the license of the derivative work
>> is. And
>> as OSM is looking for a license that (and I quote) "needs to give our
>> database
>> the same three basic licensing elements (freely copiable; share-alike;
>> attribution required) as it has at present" there's little worry of OSM
>> becoming
>> incompatible.
>>
>> At least, the matter shouldn't delay inquiries :)
>>
>> - James
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
>
> --
> Franc
>



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Franc
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