[Talk-GB] Importing Website Data

Ian Caldwell ian1caldwell+OSM at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 19 15:37:11 UTC 2017


On 19 December 2017 at 15:20, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:

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> The fundamental problem of imports that conflate with existing data is
> that you have way of knowing whether or not you are actually improving
> anything - you are making an assumption that an "official" source will be
> up to date and accurate but in the real world they are often anything but.
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I don't think anybody is suggesting taking imports with out some form of
checking/validation first.  Tools that validate imports are a good idea.

The question should be "does it make the OSM database better".
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