[Imports] Mass towns

Metcalf, Calvin (DOT) calvin.metcalf at state.ma.us
Wed Oct 19 12:11:05 BST 2011

As towns are the primary division in MA that peole tend to use I'd like to add them to osm.  From what I can tell a few have been put in near NH as boundary relations (tyngsborough and dunstable) one has been put in as a closed way (stow) and 10 or so have been put in in the south west as multipolygon relations. 
Looking for some suggestions on the best way to do it, seems to me after playing around a bit last night that it would be something along the lines of taking the town boundary arcs from massgis, probably simplifing them, deleting any arc already up (county boundery, state boundary coast), uploading those arcs as ways with boundary=admin and admin_level=8, add admin_level=8 to the current 4 and 6 ways, a/d then longer term putting in the relations.
Is there a better or easier way? Which of the 3 ways used so far is prefered (if any).  And if I wanted to add cambridge and boston neiborhoods how would I tag that (cambridge I made myself as cambridge gis somehow figured out how to embed a pdf inside a kml).
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