[OSM-talk] Contact And Remap Campaign

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Sat Feb 4 18:45:23 GMT 2012

Hi everyone,

We ask OSM mappers to check their local mapping areas, try and contact 
anyone who has not decided about re-licensing and then do as much 
remapping as you can. Please do this in good faith and not just copy 
things created by contributors who have declined or undecided! You can 
use information contributed by continuing mappers, resources like Bing 
imagery and your own knowledge. If you are mapping in Poland or the 
Czech Republic, please also note that we are aware of special issues 
that makes this difficult for you right now.

We would like to switch over licenses in two months time. In order to do 
that, un-relicensable data has to be removed from the active database, 
though it will remain in publicly available archives. The latest 
indications [1] are that 1.9% of ways will likely not survive the 
license change and a further 0.6% may have to be reverted back to an 
earlier state.

We would like to decrease that still further.

Your mapping area may be much worse or much better. You can use 
http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=wtfe and zoom into your area. 
Information on this tool can be found at [2]. You can then click on 
Potlatch or JOSM icons to find out more and to do remapping. More info:


We ask that you look at your areas and contact undecided mappers via the 
OpenStreetMap messaging system or directly if you know them. So that 
they do not get bothered too many times, please log who you contacted on 
this wiki page


This page also has example messages in different languages. Ask 
undecided mappers to please log into their account and accept even if 
they no longer wish to continue mapping as their previous contribution 
is important to you. Contact from someone mapping in the same area is 
very useful.

License Working Group

PS The text of this posting can also be found at 
. Please feel to simplify it to help non-native English speakers and to 
translate it into other languages.

[1] http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/munin.html

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