[OSM-dev] Data source for robot

Peter Budny peterb at gatech.edu
Tue Oct 12 15:35:21 BST 2010

Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Peter Budny <peterb at gatech.edu> wrote:
>     Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> writes:
>     > But if, as I suspect, your plan was merely to collect everything
>     > tagged ref=<something> and then stuff that into a route relation
>     > called <something>, that's not an added value in my book.
>     In most cases, these ref=* tags don't exist yet.  If we suppose that
>     it's decided to forget the relations and rely on ref=* tags for
>     identifying roads as part of a network, I could just as easily shift the
>     focus to creating the ref=* tags instead.
> How do you plan on determining what ref tags should be applied to a OSM way and/or relation? Are you assuming that
> some key exists in the OSM data that will allow you to reference into the TIGER data? Are you doing spatial
> conflation to match TIGER data with OSM data?

See my other replies in this thread.  There's enough metadata in the
TIGER imports that a lot of it can be reasonably automated.
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