[Imports] Problems uploading Burundi boundaries data
ariescheffer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 11:10:45 BST 2011
I made my first large upload yesterday -Eurotime- and that went not very
well. I now have a problem.
Before I started uploading I read up on the topic via the OSM wiki and
thougth I had everything covered. I guess I was too optimistic. (T-T)
Let's start from the beginning...
(I describe my actions in detail, as it is my first time, you may be
able to spot something I did wrong along the way)
I got my hands on a shp file of Burundi administrative borders
(permission to use by FAO Africover).
I didn't want my first upload overly difficult so opted for JOSM to
handle the upload, as I read JOSM would be fine if not attempting large
I decided creating an upload of national and provincial bounderies only
this time around.
After simplifying and clean-up I was left with some 40,000 objects in
the file, quite a reasonable size to my eyes.
I spent a few days creating new and editing existing relations for my
boundaries, making sure relations / boundaries from neighbouring
countries were not broken, then I validated the file and ironed out the
I noticed the pre-existing borders were not edited in many months, even
years, and in the Burundi region is, as far as I could find out, only
one active user -someone I stay in contact with- besides myself, so
chances for someone starting to edit the boundaries just as I wanted to
upload were slim. Just to be absolutely sure, I refreshed the osm-data
file one last time, but no problems were found.
Then I started to upload. First time uploading JOSM froze up halfway. I
restarted, refreshed the file, just in case there was data on the OSM
server I needed to clean up. No problems there.
For my next try, I decided to upload in chunks of 1024 objects.
Everything went smoothly. I checked whether my changeset was registered
on the website and there it was, under # 8883488
This morning, on the online OSM map I couldn't find the changes I made .
To check I downloaded a small part of Burundi into JOSM and found my
edits missing. I then opened my original data file and upon refresh it
reported 40,000 conflicts!
Could someone explain to me what went wrong? What should I do to get the
data on the OSM server?
I'm now stuck with a data file with 40,000 conflicts that I need to
Please, help. Thank you
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