[Talk-GB] Importing Website Data

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 14:09:06 UTC 2017

Because it is nearly always copyright, we don't have permission, and it's
against OSM's T&Cs. Additionally, not every organisation keeps up-to-date,
or even validated data on their websites.

Personally, I'd also be chary of turning OSM into a repository of scraped
data rather than one of surveyed geodata.

Incidentally, Geolytix produce an open data set of retail locations, which
is the data I would use if I was worried about consistency & completeness.


On 18 December 2017 at 13:15, <paulmgillard at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Reading all the talk of Walmart and Shell imports recently got me to
> wondering why we can't be doing more of this kind of thing.
> If store data can be pulled from directly from a company's public facing
> website ('store finder' page) is there any reason we can't do such imports
> without discussion with/permission from the company concerned?
> Paul
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