[Imports] ArcGIS 10 will have OSM import, export and editing tools
davetuu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 07:15:19 BST 2010
Theoretically, an experienced GIS practitioner could use spatial
to programatically validate the data on a far larger scale than can,
say, JOSM (though with ESRI
products--unlike, say, Manifold or qGIS/GRASS--those tools may be
Practically speaking there's an impedance mismatch between the
traditionally rigorous data modeling
used in GIS, and our wild-west tagging schema, that makes this challenging.
(I am experimenting with using postGIS to check candidate import data
against existing OSM data,
but progress is slow due to various factors.)
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
> Agreed. I have some concern about importing of GIS data which
> overwrites existing data.
> Though on the other hand that can happen right now. I think just
> making sure there is education about what OSM is and is not is
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 12:25 PM, Emilie Laffray
> <emilie.laffray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 6 July 2010 15:01, Lennard <ldp at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> Imports should be done with care and attention and reflection. Not as
>>> 'open this county GIS file, hit upload'.
>> Absolutely. Doing a proper import takes a lot of time and effort.
>> Emilie Laffray
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