[talk-ph] NGA-GNS uploads

Anthony G. Balico anthony.balico at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 03:32:57 BST 2010

Since you've mentioned the tendency to be contentious, hopefully this
one won't go overboard :-)

So that +1 to "No imports for now".

-----Original Message-----
From: Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
To: Anthony G. Balico <anthony.balico at gmail.com>
Cc: talk-ph at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [talk-ph] [Fwd: [Fwd: [OpenStreetMap] Re: Re: Re: NGA-GNS
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:14:06 +0800

This is a pretty tough issue. Imports are contentious in some sectors of
the international OSM community. But for the Philippines where we don't
have much data to import anyway, the question boils down to whether we
prefer no data at all over poor data.

GNS in particular seems to be problematic with entities below the
municipal level as demonstrated by Ax.

I think that we should hold off on importing them for now. Maybe in the
future that data will be improved. In the meantime, there are tons of
things we can do to improve the existing data. Keep right and
OpenStreetBugs provide tons of data problems alone, and there are some
residual sawtooth coastlines remaining.

I know data maintenance and improvement is not as fun as importing
virgin data but my personal opinion is that we should try fixing the
existing data first before adding more data that themselves needs
fixing too.

What do others think?

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Anthony G. Balico
<anthony.balico at gmail.com> wrote:

        Hi Guys,
        Axk and I had a bit of a discussion on GNS.  Your thoughts
        I find the thread below so cluttered, im sure you'll also find
        it the
        same way.  Sorry about that.
        I just thought i should include my first reply so you would know
        start.  This is how it goes:

[conversation snipped]

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