[OSM-dev] TIGER -> OSM import

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Fri Jun 8 00:53:22 BST 2007


On 7 Jun 2007, at 11:05, Andy Robinson wrote:

>
> Brandon Martin-Anderson wrote:
>> Sent: 06 June 2007 8:12 PM
>> To: dev at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: [OSM-dev] TIGER -> OSM import
>>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> This is my first post to OSM-dev, so allow myself to introduce  
>> myself. I'm
>> Brandon Martin-Anderson. I'm working on an open source itinerary  
>> server
>> ("Graphserver"), and I severely admire the OSM project.
>>
>> I attended WhereCamp at Yahoo near San Francisco recently, I  
>> learned about
>> the past trials of importing TIGER to the OSM. I have some  
>> expertise in the
>> TIGER format, as does Schuyler Erle, and we decided we'd take  
>> another swing
>> at it. In the past few days I've spiffed up a Ruby TIGER parser  
>> I'd written
>> for Graphserver, and I'm ready to start working on the import.
>>
>> I know this isn't the first time this has been attempted, and it  
>> would be
>> foolish to rush in without knowing the problems encountered in the  
>> past. So
>> I'm curious: what failed in the past?
>
> Brandon,
>
> Welcome on board :-)
>
> You can find a summary of the issues and the last discussion on  
> this on the
> dev mailing list archive, specifically on a thread called "Effort  
> in the US
> wasted until TIGER import is complete?"
>
> The following was my post to the list on that thread that  
> summarised the
> issues as I saw it at the time. I don't think anything has changed  
> on this.
>
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/dev/2007-March/003629.html
>
>
>>
>> Also, would it be possible to get commit access to the
>> root/applications/utils/import/tiger_import directory?
>>
>> -B
>
> Steve C will to respond on the server access issues. If he's  
> unresponsive
> you might keep any eye out for him on IRC #osm

nick can do this...


have fun,

SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/


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