[OSM-talk] Timezones (was: Deleting data)

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 14:25:17 UTC 2013


Everybody has these rules of thumb about what OSM is and isn't. I
could write a couple of pages with all of my "rules" about imports.
But, my number one rule is that if there is a individual or group that
want to maintain a specific set of data in OSM (timezones, ancient
rail roads, protected zones in the ocean, etc), we should give them as
much latitude as possible to do it. We have plenty of room in the
database for everybody.

Enhancing the community is priority one.


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> Philip Barnes writes:
>  > So we should not include country, state, principality, county, city,
>  > town, parish boundaries either as unless its an island aren't surveyable
>  > either.
> If ClosedStreetMap.com was more than a figment of my imagination we
> would store them there, not in OSM, yes.
> For example, the NYSDEC_Lands data which I imported is not mapped and
> not mappable. DEC *specifically* says that you cannot map it, because
> there is no reliable indication out in the field of what lands they
> manage. When they buy or sell land, they don't immediately go out and
> post or unpost it.
> If somebody deleted the NYSDEC_Lands import, I would be unhappy for
> about ten seconds, maybe twelve at the outside. It's useful, and it
> improves the map, but it belongs in closedstreetmap.com.
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