[Talk-us] Address improvement through imports?

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Nov 2 22:59:34 GMT 2011


On 11/2/11 6:52 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> It's hardly a quick fix and you know that's not what we are setting 
> out to achieve here. A quick fix would be for me to just take those 
> shapefiles and dump them right into OSM. What we're doing instead here 
> is considering if and how existing sources can be useful and how we 
> can work together to get the best possible result from them. If the 
> conclusion is that we should leave these data sources well alone, I'd 
> love for that to be the outcome of a discussion among mappers with 
> local knowledge, which is exactly what is happening here.
for what it's worth, i think Martijn is on precisely the right path here.
imports go wrong when they're done carelessly and without any quality
control. it doesn't have to be that way.

richard




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