We have a very well-curated and up-to-date dataset of location information for our business. We already use this feed to manage our Google Local data, as well as our own website.

I am new to OpenStreetMap, so maybe there isn't even a desire for this type of information here, but if there is could someone point me in the right direction?


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Welcome to OSM! Have a look at the wiki Import Guidelines page. It's crucial that any such "import" is only done with the agreement of the local community; is not encumbered by copyright (e.g. if you created the locations by reference to a Google Map or similar); and is technically up to par, with sensible tags, no duplication of existing data, etc.

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answered 25 Jan '12, 15:12

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edited 25 Jan '12, 15:12

Thanks Richard,

This looks like a great place to get started, is there any precedent or example of imports similar to the one I would potentially be doing?

My impression is that most of the imports center around more permanent GIS data such as street locations and the like.

(25 Jan '12, 15:26) noggl

What sort of info are you planning to import?

(25 Jan '12, 16:00) Richard ♦

It might be easiest to discuss your ideas and needs on IRC and then post the solution here for future reference. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/IRC I'd start with #osm channel.

(25 Jan '12, 20:08) ChrisH

Have you discussed this further on IRC? If so, please comment here, provide a transcript of the chat, or better yet send an email to the imports@ mailing list. I have an interest in conflation; I have an incomplete (non-usable) conflation plugin for JOSM that I keep on meaning to get working.

(27 Jan '12, 13:06) JoshD
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