[Talk-GB] Open data (Was: Parliamentary debate mentions OSM)

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 09:19:09 UTC 2016

Thanks all.

My other food for thought is:

Should we attempt to include everything that is in the open data datasets
plus our on the ground additions (manually or, unless we suddenly get many
more mappers, by some form of controlled merge) or should we leave the end
users with the task of mixing OSM with the open data?


P.S. The OSM licence allows for mixes but in all but the most simple cases
the user would then have to release the final dataset - something they may
be unwilling to do.

P.P.S. By which I'm asking: do you think that (unless we get loads of new
mappers) more availability of open data possess a threat to OSM in the UK
unless we get better at merging in the open data?
On 29 Mar 2016 9:42 p.m., "Andy Allan" <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 26 March 2016 at 06:30, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > How do we ensure the mix continues to contain a lot of OSM data?
> At the highest level, by making sure the focus of OpenStreetMap is
> on-the-ground mapping, which best enables us to capture valuable
> information that's not available in other datasources.
> Thanks,
> Andy
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