[Imports] Massachusetts road data

Metcalf, Calvin (DOT) calvin.metcalf at state.ma.us
Mon Aug 8 21:11:27 BST 2011

Ok so I did a dump of our data at massDOT and put some rough stuff up on drop box for people to take a look at, we have:
All the roads http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37626989/roadinv.zip
Exits: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37626989/exits.zip
Mile points: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37626989/mp.zip
Equation routes: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37626989/equationroutes.zip
I can give some more details about documentation and start to figure out what we'll actually do with this stuff tomorrow. 

Also I mentioned this to Greg when I talked to him on the phone earlier and thought I'd give the link.   The Bureau of Transportation Statistics puts out a fantastic National Transportation Atlas Database that is all available online that our office tends to use quite a bit, http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_atlas_database/2011/
Calvin Metcalf
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Office of Transportation Planning
10 Park Plaza Suite 4150
Boston, MA 02116
Office 617-973-7027
calvin.metcalf at state.ma.us

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Greg Troxel [mailto:gdt at ir.bbn.com] 
>Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 5:31 PM
>To: Metcalf, Calvin
>Cc: Greg Troxel; Lars Ahlzen; Bill Ricker
>Subject: Re: [Imports] Massachusetts road data
>I'm one of the more or less active mappers in mass; there are a few of
>us that know each other.  I'll second what Serge said about us being
>really appreciative of high-quality data being available under a free
>license.  Despite the one-way hiccup, the data in mass for osm is very
>good due to getting the DOT road data from massgis.  It might 
>be best to
>chat on the phone about your goals and how things might work - I'm
>assuming you are at work normal hours and perhaps I could call you
>Monday?  I've copied a few others that I know are also interested in
>improving OSM content in Mass.
>As for imagery, basically OSM does not import imagery, but mappers use
>imagery extensively and people also want to view gpx tracks etc. with
>either OSM tiles or imagery as the background.    So having it 
>as some sort of WMS/TMS so it can be hooked into the editor 
>would be the
>top of the wishlist.
>There's also the issue of DOT finding errors and/or missing roads from
>OSM.  I realize with CC-BY-SA, ODBL, and probably wanting to have
>professionally curated data you may not want to take our data - but it
>could be used to essentially generate a list of things to look at.
>(I live in Stow, and I think found only one error.)

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