[Imports] TIGER realignment import

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Aug 6 05:06:08 UTC 2013

> From: Frederik Ramm [mailto:frederik at remote.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 3:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [Imports] TIGER realignment import
> Would it be totally hopeless to try and have people who actually live in
> a county apply the fixes in their area, instead of air-dropping these
> improvements from thousands of miles away?

There's really no difference between the two because reviewing .osc files 
is so difficult. I do it with an XML editor open at the same time.

Most mappers use an editor that won't open .osc files (P2 and iD don't open 
.osc files AFAIK) and actually determining the changes in a .osc file is not
easy at all.

JOSM makes a reasonable tool for uploading the files, but not a good tool 
for reviewing them.

A second issue is that where the realignment is most useful is where there 
have been few changes to existing TIGER data in OSM and the TIGER 2005 data 
was very wrong. As a general rule, this isn't in areas where we have active 

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