[Imports] Pseudo-Mechanical Edit/Import

Matt Robinson mwr54 at jla.rutgers.edu
Fri Nov 22 18:08:52 UTC 2013

I'm at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, US, and I'm planning on 
doing an import. We have some official building information (that has no 
license), and would like to contribute them to Open Street Maps. This 
will involve replacing some buildings with more accurate ones, and 
adding some new ones. This is accomplished with a script that can be 
found here 
<https://github.com/mr/building_shapes/blob/master/gen_josm.py>. This is 
merged in JOSM, and then manually reviewed (as the replacement process 
is not perfect). Since there is a manual review, there is little room 
for error. This script would probably run only once. Other buildings we 
add would be added manually as they are built.

Please let me know about any questions or problems with this. I will 
write a documentation page if necessary.


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