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

Alan Millar amillar503 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 02:44:57 BST 2010

>> 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,

That may be the short quick answer, but it is not the long answer.   
The link will be valuable as we figure out other ways to synchronize  
the data and/or make dual-license updates; either originated from OSM  
or from the other party like USGS.  Simple? No.  Impossible?  No.

- Alan

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