[Imports] shp attributes
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 02:48:46 GMT 2009
Very sorry for that 'outburst', it was uncalled for. :(
... I just heard back from the 'Trans Canada Trail' .... I will have a
full report in the next few days .... (after i talk with them over the
Anyway, the wiki needs a little clarification on how the script works,
as well as a 'proper' explaination of this unique conversion process.
On 11/9/09, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Sam Vekemans
> <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Simone, Richard, imports@ , talk-ca@
>> The script you share is an 'older-duplicate' of the rulesTXT.zip file
>> that i maintain.
> It is nothing of the sort, Sam. It applies rules files to selected
> shape files. It is merely a tool.
>> Just as Ian is the 'sole-developer' who compiles the library files
>> used to make the java shp-to-osm converter, only 1 person can be
>> incharge of this.
>> Because mistakes like 'natural=lake should be 'natural=water;
>> type=lake' needs to be manually fixed by ONE person.
>> I mentioned already that the rulesTXT.zip file that i maintain will
>> change administrators on nov 21st.
>> This is because i do not understand python script, and a new 'batch
>> conversion program will be made available.
>> Frank offered to be the one who maintains the batch file admin, and in
>> that, is the rulesTXT zip file.
>> Instead of sharing the TXT files, i share a googleDOCs spreadsheet
>> that lists what all the source fields & what OSM tags i used and the
>> name of the rules file that it is in.
>> I run the script for the different areas, and ask the team to take a
>> look at it, and submit any bugs they see.
>> fyi, the geobase2osm.py script took a few weeks to make, Steve Singer,
>> was the sole maintainer of the script.
>> Unlike geobase, canvec is 90 features, 378 types where geobase is 1
>> with 10 types.
>> So, once the script became 'suitable' it became available on the SVN.
>> The challenge with the SVN is that can only handle 1 version at a
>> time, and fix 1 bug at a time.
>> canvec-to-osm0_9_7_3 is designed to.
>> -download 256 tiles; unzip; designate folders; convert 90 features,
>> sort out 'extas', and zip ... if it was appopriate, it could upload to
>> the ftp site as well.
>> I hope that answers your question, i'll be available on skype & IRC
>> later tonight to debate this further.
> I had no question for you Sam, and this is not a debate.
>> ps. If your source file is small (less than 100 subtypes) the
>> wikiChart suffices....
>> Accept for Richard who is Anti-Google.
> Do not put words into my mouth, Sam.
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