[talk-au] Importing Hobsons Bay City Council tree data into OSM

David Sisourath david.sisourath at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 16 03:13:29 UTC 2019

I will be adding the source tag to each tree imported, I also find that this may be useful to other contributors.

I have performed another import, this time in an area with existing trees in at St Anthony Court Reserve. Manual checking and merging of these trees has been performed.

If there are no objections, I will be proceeding with the import in line with the details on the Import Catalogue page.


From: cleary <osm at 97k.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:23:13 AM
To: OpenStreetMap
Subject: Re: [talk-au] Importing Hobsons Bay City Council tree data into OSM

I have great respect for Andrew Harvey's mapping and I would generally defer to his views. However in this instance, I would say that I have found it generally useful if the source of information is included with individual items, whether trees, roads, waterways, buildings etc to assist any future edits. In the past, the lack of any source has sometimes caused me to think that the contributor has used a non-approved source for the information.  Further, if I am re-visiting an area of the map and have contradictory information, knowing the source of the original information may help to explain why I have now perceived a discrepancy and assists in determining whether or not modification might be necessary.  Sometimes it is possible to retrace and identify information from the original changeset but if multiple changes have been made, I find it difficult to trace back to the original .

On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, at 10:38 PM, Andrew Harvey wrote:
On Mon, 15 Apr 2019 at 22:31, Sebastian Spiess <mapping at consebt.de<mailto:mapping at consebt.de>> wrote:

Are there guidelines how to mark the import in the changeset? Not having read up on it but I would think the changeset should reference the wiki page for the import?
I think just adding the link in the changeset comment should suffice.
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