I was involved in getting the Ottawa Open Data building outlines into OSM
working with Stats Canada. Based on that experience you need to go through
Step one concerns the license. Regional Municipality of Durham open data
license almost certainly has not been approved by the LWG. The choices are
formally adopt the Treasury Board license for Open Data as Ottawa has done
or ask Alessandro nicely about whether Stats Can can make it available
through the TB open data portal. The third choice would be submit it to
the LWG. The backlog is substantial and I'd expect at least at year,
possibly two before gaining approval if they thought it was perfect.
The data can also be formally given to OpenStreetMap, ie supplied but not
under your Open data license. I understand Vancouver followed this route.
One the license is sorted out then there is a further process to follow and
that would be tight for March 29th.
I suggest sorting out the license first.
On 6 March 2018 at 11:05, Rob Halko <rob.ha...@durham.ca> wrote:
> Good morning,
> The Region of Durham has recently purchased Building Footprints data for
> the entire Region, and it is available as Open Data:
> We would like to import these to Open Street Map to engage the community
> and help improve the overall map. We are supporters of OSM and wish to
> regularly partner in improving the data.
> In particular, we are hosting a mapathon on March 29, which asks for
> student input to add attributes to the buildings based on OSM guidelines
> for the Building Canada 2020 project: https://wiki.openstreetmap.
> We have read your Import guidelines and are here to express our interest
> in contributing our building data. The intention is not to overwrite those
> buildings that the community has built, but bridge the gap to include the
> rest of the 200,000+ buildings in Durham (largely residential), which are
> missing from OSM.
> Please let us know how we can contribute this valuable data on behalf of
> the community.
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