Hey all,<br><br>Inspired by the success of the 0.5 release (down for a week? we're made of sterner stuff!), and with the blessing of MassGIS, I wrote scripts to upload Massachusetts data from MassGIS. Chris Schmidt checked it over, and we began uploading individual cities via JOSM today. The script is here:
<br><br><a href="http://boston.freemap.in/osm/files/mgis_to_osm.py.txt">http://boston.freemap.in/osm/files/mgis_to_osm.py.txt</a><br><br>Chris has already converted the whole state using the script, and the resulting OSM files are here:
<br><br><a href="http://boston.freemap.in/osm/files/">http://boston.freemap.in/osm/files/</a><br><br>Using the city-numeral convention found here:<br><br><a href="http://www.mass.gov/mgis/townlis.htm">http://www.mass.gov/mgis/townlis.htm
</a><br><br>About four cities have been uploaded completely, and Boston is currently under way. We don't have any sort of a queue set up and have been coordinating the upload ad-hoc through email.<br><br>Unordered notes:
<br>* MassGIS data notes one-way roads, but does not say which way they go. All oneway nodes are uploaded with a "node=FIXME unreviewed oneway" tag.<br>* Cities are relatively small, and aren't linked to neighboring city datasets. As a result, if you wish to use MassGIS for routing, you're going to need to stitch adjoining cities together somehow
<br>* All streets have a lane, width, and condition tag. So cool!<br>* The data quality is really very high<br>* Chris notes that bulk_upload imports are unusually slow compared to JOSM uploads, due maybe to the unsorted IDs in the OSM file.
<br>* Chris notes that at full tilt the whole state shouldn't take much longer than a day.<br><br>Cheers,<br>Brandon Martin-Anderson<br>