[Talk-GB] [Talk-gb-westmidlands] Import Progress

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 14:03:27 UTC 2017


This was discussed at our monthly meeting, it was then shared to the
appropriate local list [1] and a post about quality to Mappa Mercia blog

Brian has also been meeting with the data suppliers on a regular basis (at
times spending an hour a week with them) helping to develop a strategy.
Expert advise was also sought on the tree data.

So we have a data process that is supported by the local community, shared
publicly and covers a very small region. Our community is also well
established (10 years) and experienced to make these decisions.

My view is that appropriate steps have been taken. Anything more would have
been disproportionate any suggests a desire to have OSM centrally run
(which as we know is unrealistic).


[1] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb-westmidlands/2017-

On 19 Mar 2017 1:14 p.m., "ajt1047 at gmail.com" <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19/03/2017 12:52, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> On 18 March 2017 at 18:52, Brian Prangle <bprangle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm off for a break and I'm leaving a couple of key imports partially
>>> complete so I thought it best to give you an update of where I'm at:
>> I'm told that Brian has been blocked for these edits This is
>> outrageous.
> No, he was sent this message:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/1271
> because it appeared that the link between changeset discussions and his
> email inbox was broken.
> There is clearly consensus for them in the local mapping
>> community, and a well-defined and transparent plan for the process has
>> been published.
> That was one of the questions asked in changeset discussions - can you
> please link to where the "well-defined and transparent plan" for the
> "trees" import was published, and where discussion took place?
> A well-respected member of the community should not be treated this way.
> No-one doubts that Brian is well-respected member of the OSM community -
> few if any have put in as much effort as him over the years.  Unfortunately
> even well-respected community members can have email filters go rogue on
> them - it's not the first time that it's happened and I'm sure it won't be
> the last  :)
> Best Regards,
> Andy
> (cc:ing talk@ because I know there's been discussion, including on IRC,
> outside the West Mids about the trees import and as similar sort of council
> work is being outsourced elsewhere, it's useful to discuss it more widely).
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