[OSM-dev] Effort in the US wasted until TIGER import is complete?

Dirk-Lüder Kreie osm-list at deelkar.net
Wed Mar 28 12:50:26 BST 2007


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Nathan Rover schrieb:
> Don,
> Sorry, I've been a little busy this week, I'm going to start setting up 
> the server on Thursday. I've got about 3/4 of the states downloaded (4.8 
> GB zipped). I was going to load Debian on the server, are there any 
> objections? After looking at the TIGER data, I've started thinking that 
> it might work better to import the data as is into a mySQL database. 
> Some of the files are just records of keys from other records in other 
> files, ect, ect, ect. This could be why the original scrips only 
> imported info from one of the files. There is much more information 
> available but you need to be able to join data from different files. 
> Going county by county will also be a problem if the data is imported 
> from the files. Case in point look at I-70, how many counties does I-70 
> go through as it crosses the country? If you go county by county each 
> segment will be a way, rather then the whole road.

You wouldn't want to have the entire I-70 as one long way. Long ways get
impossible to edit if they can't be downloaded by bounding box. make
segments of 10-20 km of it. Or fit it into ~0.15 degree bounding boxes.

Dirk-Lüder "Deelkar" Kreie


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