[Talk-us] A Friendly Guide to 'Bots and Imports

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 19:47:42 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the NHD "import" is a good example of a well-intentioned importer
> (me) gone wrong. I had initially planned to import the whole darn thing in
> one swoop, but various technical and life challenges came up before I could
> get it going. While I was working on those issues, people started importing
> it themselves (sometimes marking so on the wiki, sometimes not). Now that
> there are some areas imported, the import of the whole dataset becomes
> infinitely harder because we have to match existing data with new OSM-ified
> data.

But how is this any different from importing it into an area where
people have already mapped some lakes from aerials?

Personally I think the best US example of a bad import is the
"environmental hazards".

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