[NUUG kart] [Imports] kartverket imports to OpenStreetMap

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Oct 14 23:36:40 CEST 2013

> From: Frederik Ramm [mailto:frederik at remote.org]
> Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:55 PM
> Subject: [Imports] kartverket imports to OpenStreetMap
> Dear kart at nuug.no readers,
> (Cc to imports at openstreetmap.org)
>    I am writing to you in my role as a member of the OSMF Data Working
> Group. Our job is to watch out for vandalism, mapping disputes,
> copyright violations, and problematic imports.
> It is the last of these that I'm writing to you about. A number of
> different users have conducted imports from "kartverket" data sets in
> the recent past. Many of these imports had technical problems - e.g.
> changesets filled with 50,000 nodes and thus very difficult to handle,
> or often we can see that people first imported something and then
> deleted half of it again, and so on.
> Importing is a difficult process and you can easily make a lot of
> mistakes. That's why we request that any import is discussed before it
> is conducted, so that experienced data importers can have a look at the
> plans.
> While I have been told that this particular import has been discussed on
> this list, it seems that either there were not enough experienced
> importers on this list, or they have not succeeded in making sure that
> this import runs smoothly. Also, the data that could potentially be
> imported seems to be on a scale that warrants wider discussion.

Minor clarification, to those following imports@:

I think the list Frederik refers to with "this list" is the kart at nuug.no 
list, *not* the imports at openstreetmap.org mailing list.

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