[talk-au] Position magazine: looking for perspectives on G-NAF

Andrew Harvey andrew at alantgeo.com.au
Wed Mar 2 06:22:55 UTC 2016


Hey Anthony,

I'm happy to address any specific questions you have, but be aware
that there is no one person who represents OSM for comments to the
media, rather we are a bunch of contributors each with their own
thoughts and views.

My thoughts are it's great that this data has finally been released as
it will result in much added value to various users.

In the long run I would love to see this data integrated into OSM, but I
think we want to ensure we have a proper plan and not just rush into an
import with out thinking it through and having a plan first.

Questions I think we as the OSM community need to deal with include:

* How can we deal with the GNAF license? It includes a restriction on
  creating using the data for sending mail, of course we don't want and
  won't impose such a restriction on OSM, hence it's immediately not
  compatible. We need a solid understanding of if this is an issue from
  a legal perspective and how we can resolve it.

* If licensing is resolved then the next issue is how does the data in
  GNAF compare with existing address data in OSM. I don't think we want
  to just delete all addresses within OSM and dump in GNAF. We want to
  merge the two datasources such that if addressing is already in OSM
  and correct, we'll leave that and not include the entry from GNAF. I'm
  working on generating some reports at the moment which will show how
  widespread this is.

* If an import did happen, then how do we want to deal with a
  continually updated GNAF and continually updated OSM. Would we keep
  updating untouched GNAF derived addresses imported into OSM and not
  update the rest, or flag the rest to be re-checked in OSM, etc.

* Personally I think OSM should in it's primary tags, map what's on the
  ground not what the authoritative says should be on the ground. If the
  authoritative data says there is street here named X, but the street
  signs say it's named Y, it should have the primary tag Y and an
  official_name or authoritive_name of X. For this reason, I think there
  are valid reasons where OSM would be different than GNAF.

At the moment, the easiest way forward for most folks wanting free and
open geospatial data is to use OSM + GNAF (so combine them within the
application rather than within the OSM database). I think long term it
would be great to integrate them at a lower level in the OSM database,
but for now this combine at the application level approach is a very
straight foward way for folks to use  open geospatial data.

These are just my thoughts, would love for others to weigh in on
their thinking.

Cheers,
--
Andrew Harvey
CEO
*Alantgeo*
 
www.alantgeo.com.au
https://au.linkedin.com/in/andrewharveyau
 
 
On Tue, 1 Mar 2016, at 08:06 PM, Anthony Wallace wrote:
> Hi there, 


>  


> I’m looking to gather various perspectives on the
> 
release of G-NAF[1], particularly around how it can be incorporated into OSM.


>  


> I was hoping you could please identify prominent individuals with in the Australian OSM community who would be appropriate.


>  


> The result will be an article or articles about the subject for both Position magazine and Spatial Source.


>  


> Cheers, 


>  


>  


>  


> *Anthony Wallace*


> *Editor*


> Position magazine +
> 
> SpatialSource.com.au[2]
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> *From:* Anthony
 Wallace [mailto:awallace at intermedia.com.au] 
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 2 March 2016 2:38 PM
> *To:* talk-au at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* Position magazine: looking for perspectives on G-NAF

>  


> Hi there, 


>  


> I’m looking to gather various perspectives on the
> 
release of G-NAF[3], particularly around how it can be incorporated into OSM.


>  


> I was hoping you could please identify prominent individuals with in the Australian OSM community who would be appropriate.


>  


> The result will be an article or articles about the subject for both Position magazine and Spatial Source.


>  


> Cheers, 


>  


> *Anthony Wallace*


> *Editor*


> Position magazine +
> 
> SpatialSource.com.au[4]
> 
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Links:

  1. http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2016/02/26/g-naf-is-now-officially-open/
  2. http://www.spatialsource.com.au/
  3. http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2016/02/26/g-naf-is-now-officially-open/
  4. http://www.spatialsource.com.au/
  5. https://twitter.com/spatialsource
  6. https://www.facebook.com/SpatialSource
  7. http://www.linkedin.com/company/position-magazine-&-spatial-source-com-au
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