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

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 03:41:54 UTC 2017

On 1 September 2017 at 02:55, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:
> Sorry for responding to this late.
> Just because a specific source has been legally "OK"ed doesn't imply
> that an import of all the data from a specific source is warranted and
> should continue on for all times. The import guidelines are silent on
> this, but I would suggest that revisiting and reviewing such undertaking
> now and then would really make sense.
> Not only because we've learnt lots of things in the many, I believe 9,
> years since the LINZ import started, but further because in those 9
> years the community has likely completely changed, a quick check
> indicated that 20 times more people have mapped in NZ than when the
> import started. As the complaint at hand nicely illustrates, maybe going
> back and checking what the community thinks is appropriate now would be
> a good idea, instead of trudging along on a course set by 100 people
> many years back.

yep, i was one of those 100 people (actually, there were originally 3 of us...)

the process was poor, little involvement of others or request for
comment. granted, this number has expended since, but only at a "how
do we" not at a "should we" level.


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