[Talk-in] Data loss due to license change

Sajjad Anwar sajjadkm at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 06:39:06 BST 2012


On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Arun Ganesh <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the osm redaction bot has finished cleaning up India and removed all
> non-odbl data.
> From this: http://odbl.de/india.html , I think we lost roughly 2% of the
> data due to the license switch, a good part being in central and south
> Bangalore, due to user:pynam and user:chfrangers who did not accept the new
> license. Its unfortunate that we lost the work of so many, I had tried
> sending them emails and even hunting them on facebook, but without response.

We seem to have lost considerable data in Kerala as well. Same story,
users didn't respond.

> In any case, i guess this is all for the better and the new license opens up
> a lot more opportunities for using the osm data. There's a lot of cleanup to
> do especially in Bangalore due to the missing roads. does anyone know where
> we could get the details of what parts were removed so that it can be fixed?

OSM Inspector should be handy

I'll start cleaning up bits of Kerala first and then give you a hand
in Bangalore.


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