[Talk-us] Brainstorming an Import Tool

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 13:18:22 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 3:55 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Ian,
>
>
> Ian Dees wrote:
>
>> I got the impression after SotM US that there was a huge interest in doing
>> imports correctly. For me, correctly means the following:
>>
>
> 0. Discuss with community (don't import if no community exists)
>
>  1. Get permission
>>
>
> 1a. Discuss with community (don't import if no community exists)
>
>
>  2. Convert to OSM format
>>
>
> 2a. Discuss with community (don't import if no community exists)
>
>
>  3. Compare to existing data
>>
>
> 3a. Work with community (make tools that let LOCAL community do this
> comparison)
>
>
>  4. Upload to the data
>>
>
> no:
>
> 4. provide tools/mechanism to let community upload the data in their area
> of interest. If no community exists, do no upload data.
>
> I think that far too much weight is put on the technical side here. In a
> place with a thriving community, it may not take more than a WMS server to
> get the "import" going. In a place without a thriving community, NOBODY
> NEEDS A (third party) IMPORT - the import will only make it harder for a
> community to form.
>
>
I agree, but in places that do have a community, I think a tool would be
helpful. That's why I asked about brainstorming for an import tool, not
brainstorming for community. While that's extremely (and much more)
important, we did a lot of that during SotM US and the need for a tool like
this was identified -- especially when the 2010 Tiger data comes out.
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