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

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 13:29:41 UTC 2017

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 07:44:00AM -0400, john whelan wrote:
> >They have data for all of New Zealand
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_New_Zealand>'s roads,
> released under a license which is compatible with that of OSM.
> Has the Open Data license been cleared by the legal working group?

soneone else has to answer that but I was under the impression that
the LINZ has been looked at in detail. It seems to be an import effort 
that is underway since many years.

> >Isn't a local group good enough for local imports?
> Interesting question that was debated in talk-ca.  The local group of
> mappers had a number of meetings on the topic but they were physical
> meetings over coffee.  Some mappers in the rest of Canada felt excluded.
> I'd recommend you jump through the loops with such a major data import.
> There have been problems in the past with the data quality of imports and
> there have been issues with the licensing plus there are issues around
> should any imports be accepted.  This view is held by many in countries
> that have a high density of mappers per square kilometre and not so many in
> countries with fewer mappers.

I know what you mean... some imports in Canada could have been better
and asking the responsible OSM accounts for information is a waste 
of time.

BTW, I was once subscribed to talk-ca and frustrated that noone of my
messages posted there went through (particularly asking about those 
problematic imports). What kind of strange ml policy is that?

Otoh my questions about LINZ imports were answered adequately. I would 
guess it is a country with a low number of mappers per square kilometer 
as you call it. Sometimes it happens they import the waterfalls long 
before the waterways belonging to them..


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