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We have open sourced our US POI data, it may not be ready for a direct import into OSM, but we'd be willing to try to get it there.

Its a national directory of 59 million US businesses, that has been updated as of this summer. And should be getting another refresh shortly.

What process is there to discuss and work to integrate this data?

The data is available under a creative commons attribution license at

asked 07 Nov '17, 22:05

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edited 07 Nov '17, 22:11

The best place to begin so that the common questions can be addressed before work begins is the Imports list.

The most common issue with this many business points is how was the location information obtained? If it was derived from a licenced commercial geocode database, it would not be compatible with OSM.

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answered 08 Nov '17, 02:39

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General note CC BY licences are not directly compatible with OSM, the data owner will have to provide a waiver as in

The other point to understand is that once the data is in OSM it is "OSM data" it will be maintained (or not) by our contributors and will develop in one way or the other a life of its own.

(08 Nov '17, 11:21) SimonPoole ♦

One good starting point is the OSM US community. They know a lot about OSM in the USA, and like all experienced OSMers, know about imports, and how to use other datasets like this:

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answered 08 Nov '17, 08:02

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