[Imports] Proposed re-import of USA NEXRAD radar stations

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Fri Aug 26 03:05:49 UTC 2011

I would like to run a fresh import of NEXRAD radar stations.  A prior 
import is documented at:
These are primarily in the USA.

I'm using a merge-edit tool which produces a "diff" compared to the 
prior import,
and then modifies (not replaces) nodes.
In particular I'd like to get rid of the ugly  note tag, and make the 
url linkable:

The new tags would look like so:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<osm version="0.6" generator="osmfetch" 
<node action='modify' lat='48.194' lon='-122.496' id='586625159' 
version='1' >
<tag k='man_made' v='beacon'/>
<tag k='radar_transponder' v='NEXRAD'/>
<tag k='operator' v='NOAA'/>
<tag k='name' v='KATX'/>
<tag k='website' 
<tag k='source' v='osmfetch:noaa:nexrad'/>
<tag k='source:pkey' v='KATX'/>

Plus new stations will be added.
If there were obsolete stations they would be deleted (but there are 
none right now).

The import "diff" script would be run every 6 months or so to pick up 
new changes.
The script is called "osmfetch", and the import-specific code can be 
seen on the tagging list.

If required I can submit the script for checkin to svn, prior to running it.

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