[OSM-dev] An Introduction

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivan at sanchezortega.es
Fri Apr 18 20:51:42 BST 2008

El Viernes, 18 de Abril de 2008, Sunburned Surveyor escribió:
> I'm a Java programmer that is interested in contributing to Open
> Street Map. [...] I might list areas I am interested in:
> [1] Parsing and conversion of different geospatial file formats, like
> ESRI Shapefiles,


> Autodesk DXF files,

Hhhhmm, nope. But AFAIK can be processed through some other tools to get a 
shapefile or GML, then import.

> WKT, and GML.


(And, yes, I do know that gml2osm is hackish)

> [2] Efforts to incorporate TIGER data into OSM.

That's already been done!

> [3] Tools that allow management of metadata and quality control for OSM.

Suggestion: have a look at JOSM plugins, in particular at the Validator 

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivan at sanchezortega.es>

Un ordenador no es un televisor ni un microondas, es una herramienta compleja.
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