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

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 08:50:50 BST 2010

On 5 Aug 2010, at 14:43 , Alan Mintz wrote:

> At 2010-08-05 11:52, Ian Dees wrote:
>> ...
>> It isn't any different. I had made the (bad) decision at the time to import over any existing data because in the several hundred places I spot-checked, NHD was vastly superior in resolution (and probably quality).
> By "import over", do you mean to add duplicates, replace the existing features, or merge the info from the two manually?
> As I manually survey various features (POIs, some hydro, etc.), I usually try to merge in the data from existing imports so as to maintain the link (e.g. gnis:feature_id) back to the original database, in case we want to exchange updates with them again.

this is impossible due to the license terms, 

> One thing that occurs to me that may be a problem is that I occasionally have to delete a feature that is no longer present (e.g. http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/358808220). If we were to feed an update back to GNIS or get one from them, this situation would have to be taken into account.
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