[talk-au] Undreadful Imports

Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 02:11:10 BST 2011


AFAIK there is no PD source of postcode data.

Merging an import of postcode and/or admin boundaries with existing data
might be quite a time consuming job.

Even if you assume that all the current rev 1 admin/postcode boundaries get
removed at some point (because the ABS does not agree to the new license)
that still leaves a problem for any boundaries that have been edited.

  - Ben Kelley.
On Aug 31, 2011 9:53 AM, "Nick Hocking" <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> Despite the danger of imports turnimg OSM into a dumping ground of
> substandard out-of-date data, there is (In Australia's case) some very
> data that could be imported.
> Someone told me that currently, due to the recent disasters (fire and
> flood), mapping for disaster preparedness and response is HUGE in the
> of the governments involved.They also felt that anyone making any half
> decent case for release of ANY government data, under any licence
> would almost certainly be successful.
> There is one set of data that I believe is high quality, up-to-date,
> extremely compatable with OSM aims, and is also very hard to be mapped by
> the public.This import may well already be in the planning but when I get
> back to Australia I will make sure we get it rolling.
> Other data that we/I could look at trying to get might be
> 1) Fire hydrants of the ACT (This one could be a bit difficult
> 2) pd licenced postcode/administrative boundaries.
> Anyone have any wishlists for (useful) data???
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