[OSM-talk] An import in New Zealand, assistance requested

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 04:51:41 UTC 2017

Isn't this something for the Data Working Group: data at osmfoundation.org ?



On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Before I ask for assistance, please note this: I've already brought
> this up on osm-imports and got nowhere useful.
> There are a number of users in NZ doing mass imports of building data
> in Auckland (I estimate 500,000 buildings), while wilfully ignoring
> community guidelines.
> I have asked numerous times for those doing the imports to stop and
> follow the notes on the imports page. There is no wiki page, no
> discussion on osm-imports, only vague references to a tool called
> linz2osm and responses of "Oh, I thought everything had been OK'd
> already, we discussed it on a local (google groups) mailing list".
> Sometimes they stop for a while and then restart some time later,
> maybe hoping no-one will notice. I hear there are other imports too,
> one of the importers offhand mentioned a mass import of waterways,
> also with no wiki page, discussion or outside involvement.
> I bring it up here, because nobody subscribed to osm-imports appears
> willing to back up these requests, to say to the importers that they
> should follow the guidelines. A number of the importers are subscribed
> to the osm-imports and osm-talk lists, but are strangely quiet when I
> mention this request to stop and do things with community involvement.
> --
> robin
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