[talk-au] Copying address from business website?

Kim Oldfield osm at oldfield.wattle.id.au
Mon Jul 22 05:47:20 UTC 2019

Graeme: It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has done this. 
This particular change caused me to reconsider how appropriate it is as 
it was all sourced from the website so I used source=website which, when 
viewed superficially, appears to contradict guidelines for where to 
source map data.

Andrew: It is nice to know that this is generally considered OK for 
individual facts.

Adrian: As part of manually adding these facts I check that the address 
I'm adding is for this physical location, ie at least the street adjoins 
the business being tagged.

On 22/7/19 3:28 pm, Adrian Hobbs wrote:
> Might be issues where contact address (e.g. head office) being copied is different to physical location on map.
> Adrian Hobbs
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> On 22 Jul. 2019, 15:21, at 15:21, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This has come up a few times on the mailing lists, and the advise
>> usually
>> given is it's okay to source a few facts here and there like the
>> address or
>> contact number, but just don't start taking a whole database of venues
>> and
>> copy that database.
>> On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 13:06, Kim Oldfield <osm at oldfield.wattle.id.au>
>> wrote:
>>> Is it acceptable to copy a street address (and other contact details)
>>> from a business's webpage?
>>> For example in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/72452124 (what
>>> changed is easier to see at
>>> https://osmlab.github.io/osm-deep-history/#/way/705884944 ) I added
>> the
>>> street address as listed on their website.
>>> If this isn't acceptable, what is an acceptable way of getting an
>>> address if it is not obvious during a site survey?
>>> Regards,
>>> Kim
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