[Imports] [Talk-us] Importing Virginia road centerlines

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Mon Feb 21 18:25:13 UTC 2011


Katie Filbert wrote:
> How about just converting the data to OSM format. Break it up by small, 
> manageable chunks such as census tracts.  Post the files somewhere.  
> Maybe OSM-US can help provide a place for them.

I hear that Potlatch2 already has a mode where you can load a shape file 
as a background layer, and copy geometries (one by one) onto the OSM 
layer. I haven't used that myself, but on the whole this sounds like a 
sensible mode of operation. I think it doesn't to attribute conversion 
yet but that would be a simple matter of programming for someone with 
the necessary skills.

What I like most about it is that you have a forced visual feedback - 
there is no way you can copy something into OSM without seeing what is 
actually there before you do.

> Then allow local people to do the imports, using JOSM. 

That is possible, but carries with it the danger of over-eager people 
doing blanket imports again...


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