[OSM-talk] how do i get a mapper to engage with the community over mass imports?

Robin Paulson robin at bumblepuppy.org
Fri Apr 24 04:49:56 UTC 2015

i live in auckland, nz. a mapper [1] here is currently importing a giant 
data set of building outlines for auckland, by my estimate 300,000+ 
ways. until yesterday, on my insistence, he'd made no mention of this on 
any of the relevant discussion lists (local nz chapter, osm imports 
list) and as of one hour ago [2] was uploading more data.

from what i can see (although i may be wrong, please point out any 
errors if so), there's no engagement with the community, local or 
otherwise, and apparent disregard for established processes around 
importing as set out on the wiki:


it bothers me more that he's an openly acknowledged employee of a local 
company, koordinates, who engage him amongst other things to add data to 
osm - it looks like more than just a single bull-headed individualistic 
person, but an active policy of the company.

what to do?

[2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/30444326


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