[HOT] subnational boundaries for egypt and mauritania
villeda at mapbox.com
Fri Apr 6 14:51:48 BST 2012
We've gotten the green light from data owner to import admin-2 boundaries for Egypt and Mauritania. This data is corroborated by wikipedia  and similar to the UNOCHA SALB data , with minor discrepancies with the latter. Shapefiles can be found here:
- Mauritania http://maplibrary.org/stacks/Africa/Mauritania/index.php
- Egypt: http://maplibrary.org/stacks/Africa/Egypt/index.php
To convert to .osm we are using ogr2osm with a simple translation function. The only difference between Egypt and Mauritania is the egyptian governates are classified as admin_level=3 whereas mauritania's departments are classified as admin_level=4. this is captured in unique translation functions.
Once in JOSM, we will delete the national boundaries in our generated .osm file (these appear to be robot-generated and really node-heavy). Ways for each admin boundary will then be connected manually to existing admin-2 osm boundaries, and we'll also manually repair the subnational relations.
Cross-posting this HOT as I know others are working on imports in the Sahel. Please respond with questions and concerns!
villeda at mabox.com
 Eric Dudley of www.mapmaker.com
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