[Talk-in] Adding missing towns and villages to OSM

Justin Meyers justinelliotmeyers at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 19:20:53 UTC 2015


Ishan,
The license for the nga data is here:
https://www.nga.mil/ProductsServices/GeographicNames/Pages/default.aspx

"There are no licensing requirements or restrictions in place for the use
of the GNS data. However, we recommend using the following citation to
identify the GNS as a source:

Toponymic information is based on the Geographic Names Data Base,
containing official standard names approved by the United States Board on
Geographic Names and maintained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence
Agency. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency name, initials, and
seal are protected by 10 United States Code Section 425."


geonames.org <http://s.bl-1.com/h/t1mf8j0?url=http://geonames.org/> has
many sources (which the nga data was the original dataset):
http://www.geonames.org/data-sources.html
<http://s.bl-1.com/h/t1mfD52?url=http://www.geonames.org/data-sources.html>

On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Ishan Chattopadhyaya <
ichattopadhyaya at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jothirnadh,
> Can you please point us to the license info of the nga.mil server you
> mentioned in the blog? In case it is not of appropriate license, we cannot
> import into OSM. I believe geonames.org data is not of suitable license
> (others can correct me if I'm wrong). Is the data at the nga.mil map
> layer based on geonames.org?
> Regards,
> Ishan
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Aneesh T <doc.aneesh at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Not by a long shot... It's extremely time consuming
>> On 25 Nov 2015 2:21 p.m., "Arun Ganesh" <arun.planemad at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Aneesh, are the towns and villages in Karnataka 100% complete?
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Aneesh T <doc.aneesh at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> If you're interested in Karnataka.. The kpwd website has village names
>>>> which can be mapped out... As has been done by several contributors..
>>>> On 25 Nov 2015 1:04 p.m., "Jothirnadh Sai" <jothirnadh at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Dear OSM community,
>>>>>
>>>>> My name is Jothirnadh <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Jothirnadh>
>>>>> and I recently entered the OSM community as a crowd mapper. I found that
>>>>> there are many unmapped towns and villages in India and on the process of
>>>>> finding ways to add them I wrote a OSM diary post
>>>>> <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Jothirnadh/diary/36793> on
>>>>> explaining the ways to improve the data. It would be great to have more
>>>>> eyes on it and feedback from the OSM community on improvement of the
>>>>> missing towns and villages data on OSM.
>>>>>
>>>>> With Regards,
>>>>> JOTHIRNADH
>>>>> Open Data Analyst
>>>>> Mapbox, India
>>>>> Phn No.: +919490712829
>>>>>
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