[Imports] Converting Fairfax County, Virginia government Shapefile of streets to OSM

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 21:58:28 GMT 2011

HI Josh,

Thanks for posting the data to Koordinates.com :0)


So if your using the OSM/GoogleMaps hack, you can easily view the data over
the map & see what's missing.

& thanks for making the .osm file for it.  It can/will be injected into
CommonMap API so it's easy to look at.  (However, volunteers are welcome to
step forward)


On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:

> I just recently noticed that Fairfax County, VA added the street
> centerline data to their website, and it is fairly recent
> (2011/10/17). I had previously gotten permission to use this data from
> FCDOT, but it was in ESRI GeoDatabase format and wasn't publicly
> accessible. Also they've added better attribution (differentiating
> Interstate highways from primary roads, marking highway links, etc.).
> I've converted the data to OSM as best I can (e.g. expanding street
> suffixes) but I would appreciate others reviewing it:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Fairfax_County,_Virginia/Roads
> The table on the wiki is a rough mapping, for details the ogr2osm
> translation script is provided further down the page. As mentioned on
> the wiki page, this is not for mass import but for adding new
> subdivisions in JOSM, replacing bad TIGER data, manual conflation with
> Potlatch2 [1], etc.
> You can either download the data yourself and run the translation
> script, or download this extract of the converted data:
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23634456/osm/braddock_streets.zip (ZIP of .osm
> file)
> Regards,
> -Josh
> [1]: http://www.cyclestreets.net/blog/2011/10/24/osm-merging-tool/
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