[Imports] [Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Aug 23 00:43:40 UTC 2013

> From: Jason Remillard [mailto:remillard.jason at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:26 AM
> To: Martijn van Exel
> Cc: Imports OpenStreetMap.org
> Subject: Re: [Imports] [Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal
> I can't find any fcode or ftype into the GNIS schema documentation?
> http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/gaz_fileformat.htm

They're from NHD, not GNIS. FType can be inferred by FCode. FCode 
is a 5 character string with all characters digits which indicates 
what the NHD feature is classified as in NHD. I would not propose 
importing it in a new import, but the reason I think it's important 
to keep is there were some really bad NHD conversions in the past 
(e.g. 46006 to waterway=river when most of them are waterway=stream 
that you could walk over), and it's useful for fixing these.

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