[OSM-dev] TIGER import.rb

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Mon Jun 18 20:14:35 BST 2007


Dave Hansen wrote:
> Also, are there any tags we should be adding to the nodes so that we can
> reconcile them against TIGER data in the future?  I was thinking that it
> might be nice for diff'ing purposes in the future to be able to keep
> track of which nodes in OSM came from which points in the TIGER data.
> That way, if we want to import the 2007 data down the line, we can just
> figure out which nodes we're missing from OSM.

I'd be quite leary of trying to import TIGER data more than once.  I
wouldn't like to see OSM mapper corrections to TIGER-derived data get
lost because of that.

but if it can be made to work without losing data, I'm all for it.

-Alex Mauer "hawke"

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