[talk-au] City of Melbourne data imports

Daniel O'Connor daniel.oconnor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 03:57:16 UTC 2014

Oh, and I nearly forgot: one of the issues with data is bitrot - you'll
want to think about not only the initial data import, but how best to keep
it up to date.

I've found subscribing to a feed of data from planningalerts.org.au is a
good indicator for when housing or addresses in my area are possibly going
to be invalidated.

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor at gmail.com>

>> One thing we could do is import some of their data into OSM. For example:
>> - addresses
> Addresses may be one of the more useful data sets, and you might want to
> look at things like openaddresses.io as well - though I did open up a
> pull request for VicMap data.
> A similar import is
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue/NYC_Buildings_Addresses
>  - speaking to folks on the imports list will be useful, as there are
> undoubtedly lessons learned etc that are applicable.
> If they have the data, building footprints are also pretty neat.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Geelong_Building_Import is one I did a
> few months ago - some of the geospatial team there are dead keen on open
> data and would no doubt be happy to talk with their melbourne counterparts
> as well.
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