[OSM-dev] Choking on the full-planet file

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 18:28:06 GMT 2011


I have been wondering if anyone was doing that. The USGS is in the
process of redesigning what was GNIS to support other geometries as

Do you know if anyone has been removing gnis: tags with any regularity?

This is why I'm trying to get the full-planet and not just planet.


Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone done much work with the OSM full-planet file? If so, can
>> you give me some hints? The file is just big enough to make life
>> miserable.
>> What I'm trying to do is look at changes to the USGS GNIS data in OSM.
>> I want to convert node data for the US (probably just the lower 48
>> states) into a format that I can work on in ArcGIS. I want to have
>> access to historical data.
> Not directly related to your question, but keep in mind that a lot of people
> (myself included) have been copying the GNIS metadata tags from nodes to
> polygons in situations where it makes sense.

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