[talk-au] Mapping houses and addresses in Sydney

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 01:00:40 UTC 2018

Thanks for the links Andy. Marc is correct, I meant we can only use the
Imagery layer, not any of ESRI's other basemaps like their Streets basemap,

On 5 June 2018 at 02:23, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/06/18 20:12, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> On 3 June 2018 at 21:48, Dion Moult <dion at thinkmoult.com> wrote:
>> I've started using OSM more and more and I find it frustrating that many
>> house addresses are not available in OSM. I would like to help by tracing
>> many houses using ESRI as a base map (feel free to audit my history on OSM
>> under the name "Moult").  I would also like to add address information
>> (addr:housenumber and addr:street) to these ways however I don't think that
>> we are meant to be copying from Google maps. Is there another map source
>> that has addresses that we can use? Perhaps some form of government
>> cadastre map? Is that allowed?
> What do you mean by "ESRI as a base map" do you mean the "ESRI World
> Imagery" available in ID and JOSM? ESRI's map layers are not allowed,
> just like Google Maps or Google Street View which must not be used as we
> don't have the copyright permissions to use these.
> As a bit of background, see https://github.com/Esri/
> arcgis-osm-editor/issues/104 and https://www.esri.com/arcgis-
> blog/products/arcgis-hub/constituent-engagement/esri-world-imagery-in-
> openstreetmap/?rmedium=redirect&rsource=blogs.esri.
> com%2Fesri%2Farcgis%2F2017%2F08%2F24%2Fworld-imagery-in-osm .  I'm not a
> lawyer, but that github issue has contributions both from ESRI and members
> of OSMF's LWG, so I'd definitely read it.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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