[Talk-GB] import / mech edit of some Aberdeen city council open data

Jo Walsh metazool at fastmail.net
Sun Feb 8 07:04:30 UTC 2015

Ugh, okay, we had it from the horse's mouth so to speak that the license
on the new CKAN catalogue would be OGL.
I will sanity check this today.

To their credit they are very sensitive to issues surrounding OS derived
works. It is quietly wonderful to hear a local authority rep talking of
QGIS and GeoJSON in a perfectly natural manner.

neiljp went a lot further digging around with Overpass looking for
matching names as well as tagged amenities, and there's a decent
quantity of way rather than node data there already, so any import will
be manual not semi-automated

The feedback is apprec, Dan S

On Sat, Feb 7, 2015, at 09:31 PM, Dan S wrote:
> Hi Jo,
> How do you know it's OGL licensed? I went to try and find the licence
> and I found this page:
> http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/open_data/education_learning.asp
> where the licence is stated to be CC-BY-SA-3, which cannot be imported
> into OSM (because the SA constraint means it can't be relicensed as
> ODBL). I can't be certain that I found the "same" schools data (...in
> fact it has 72 vs 70 items in it...), but I guess at some point the
> imports-list would demand proper proof that it's available under a
> compatible licence. They'd also ask how the lat/lon were found (did it
> involve OS? google?), since that's been an issue with some imports.
> From my point of view, this is a simple and small dataset and I
> personally would not object to an import as long as duplicates were
> avoided etc. Others probably feel different. It's mainly the licence
> question for me. Oh and I don't live anywhere near Aberdeen ;)
> Best
> Dan
> 2015-02-07 17:24 GMT+00:00 Jo Walsh <metazool at fastmail.net>:
> > I'm here at http://codethecity.org and neiljp has just arrived, too, and
> > we are egging one another on to import some Aberdeen city council open
> > data into OSM.
> >
> > Specifically looking at this dataset of schools with point locations:
> >
> > http://open311.xoverto.com/dev/v1/facilities/schools.json
> >
> > An overpass query reveals a mix of node and way data for schools
> > existing, with nothing like the same coverage.
> >
> > Would people be broadly okay with this / should we be following a
> > process through the list?
> >
> > The data is OGL licensed.
> >
> >
> > zx
> >
> > --
> >   Jo Walsh
> >   metazool at fastmail.net
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