[talk-au] ABS [ ODbL data.gov.au permission granted]

Andrew Laughton laughton.andrew at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 01:15:50 GMT 2011

On 3 December 2011 08:06, Ian Sergeant <inas66+osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 3, 2011 10:48 AM, "Steve Bennett" <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > To play Devil's Advocate here, does anyone actually want the suburb
> > boundaries retained (or reimported)? To me, they've always been a big
> > pain in the arse.
> I don't think it is being devil's advocate.
> OSM shouldn't be a dumping ground for freely licensed data and this data
> would be much more useful outside the OSM DB because updates are more
> likely from the ABS than the OSM community.  Before importing data I think
> there is a requirement to show how it can be usefully maintained by the OSM
> community.  The current ABS data will expire like the 2006 one has.
> A compatible license would still make it useful for tracing roads, rivers
> etc when appropriate as a background layer in josm, potlatch etc.
> Ian.

What would be ideal is if it could be implemented as a layer, simply turn
that layer off if you do not want it.
This also neatly sidesteps people inadvertently editing this data, they
simply cannot.
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