[Imports] [HOT] Central African Republic import of WRI data

Severin MENARD severin.menard at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 03:05:59 UTC 2013

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your input regarding the import applying rules + the technical
tip. One question: how the nodes can be reused if we trace a new way?

Please you can try the http://tasks.hotosm.org/job/219 if you want to test

Regarding the UNICEF data
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/CAR_Imports>to be imported in OSM,
I think it is a real import. Pierre Béland advised
me to ask you some feebacks regarding how to find water points, told me you
are an expert.



On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com>wrote:

> In answer to your question on imports, I think the general consensus is
> that tracing from bing and then copying attributes from this dataset would
> not be considered an import, it is merely a second source of data used in
> manual mapping.
> One other thing to consider is the 'utilsplugin2' which has a 'replace
> geometry' feature where you draw a new way manually and then select both
> the old way with bad geometry and the newly draw way and press ctrl+shift+g
> and the old way tags are copied to the new way, and the way id is copied
> over as well, as well as re-using as many of the existing nodes as
> possible.  This all preserves the history and minimizes database size.  In
> this fasion it would be possible to import the data as is, and then easily
> clean it up with replace geometry.  If there are not too many roads this
> can go very quickly.  I would volunteer to re-trace a lot of data this way,
> especially if I get one or two others to help.
> -AndrewBuck
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