[Talk-ca] Geobase import by provinces
ssinger_pg at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 21 14:19:43 GMT 2008
On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Richard Weait wrote:
> I believe that the TIGER import started in sparse areas as well.
Is there a collected 'lessons learned' from the TIGER import (or any other
bulk import to OSM). Reading over the TIGER pages it looks like they had to
revert the intial import attempt and start over.
> There may be an advantage to starting with the boundaries first and then
> the hydro network (surface water). We have very few boundaries to merge
> with, and I expect the hydro data to be much better than the vmap0 and
> aerial tracing. Let me know if I'm mistaken.
At some level the boundaries, hydro and road network can all be dealt with
independently. I agree that the hydro and boundaries should pose fewer
issues than the road network and we should let those move forward while we
are still looking into the best way to handle roads.
> In an earlier post, Michel suggested looking at the more-complete road
> data first, to allow other provinces to catch up. I concur. In fact,
> starting with Yukon, with street and place names, and block face
> addressing will be a wonderful demonstration. It would be wonderful to
> be able to implement the Karlsruhe addressing scheme during the
This would allow us to sort out tagging issues, import scripts, etc without
having to worry about a lot of merging conflicts.
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