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

Mike N niceman at att.net
Tue Dec 6 12:10:16 GMT 2011

On 12/6/2011 6:56 AM, Josh Doe wrote:
> Do you (or anyone else) think there's value in doing the simplifying
> during the conversion? And if so, to what distance tolerance?

   It depends on the number of data points created by the export.  If 
there are too many data points, it complicates future edits that adjust 
geometry.  I normally use 1 meter simplify when bringing in TIGER data, 
but finer would still be a huge reduction in points for some cases.

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