[talk-au] TMR Road Centerlines dataset

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 11:25:40 UTC 2018

I just got the permission waiver for the QLD Transport and Main Roads
surveyed centerline dataset, they've only approved this one dataset
for now, with the possibility to follow up about additional datasets.


You'll need to click through that link twice for it to work.

I started this process since the OSMF published it's view on CC BY
data in OSM requiring the waiver, and my view that the current
permission at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Attribution/qld.data.gov.au_explicit_permission
isn't sufficient per the OSMF's view.

Anyway, it's only the state controlled roads, not all roads so it's
not that extensive. I did some brief comparison it and there was at
least one place where it was better than what's in OSM currently

A lot of road names don't always match up, but I trust what's in OSM
currently more. I think the names in this dataset are more likely for
the routes not the streets.

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