[talk-ph] Provincial relations ( no not your far away relatives :-) )

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 16:17:20 BST 2011

Most of the maps in Wikipedia were modeled after the boundaries
available in mapcentral.ph if the provincial websites didn't have them
available. While creating these mapcentral derived maps in Wikipedia
seems OK under the US copyright law (since only the uncopyrightable
'facts' were copied), they are unfortunately not OK under OSM's strict
interpretation. That's why I don't think we should base everything off
Wikipedia maps or mapcentral.

I know for a fact that the boundaries in mapcentral are not 100% accurate.

Unfortunately, that means that we should actually engage with the
local government units in order to get the actual boundaries. This was
done for San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, for example.

On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM, Ian Haylock <haylocki at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> A follow-up.
>> Where did you get the Cagayan boundaries? The relation you
>> added for
>> Claveria <http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1513450>
>> and
>> Santa Praxedes <http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1513446>
>> are wrong since the town center of Claveria
>> <http://osm.org/go/42wXlrw2--> has been included
>> within Santa
>> Praxedes' boundary relation.
> That's why I gave up. I don't have the info to get the municipal boundaries correct. If you like you can try using the maps in wikipedia. :-)
> You could just delete the incorrect boundaries if you like.
> Though maybe one day some one local will join and fix them
> Cheers, Ian


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