[OSM-dev] OGR driver for OSM data

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Fri Mar 9 01:03:40 GMT 2012

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org> wrote:
> The problem is not so much the geometries. Its the open tagging scheme which
> doesn't fit the fixed attribute names/types of the traditional GIS world.
> As a simple example, you might want to map "oneway=yes" and "oneway=true" and
> other versions to a simple boolean field. Real life examples are much more
> complex. OSM data basically always needs this cleanup and canonicalization
> and mapping step.

True, that's an issue as well, but I'm thinking of the simplest
mapping possible, just one to one (by default at least). Plenty of
non-OSM data sources need cleaning up as well, so I don't see that as
a specific issue with OSM data. Again, if someone wants more control,
they can use other tools like Osmium.


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