[Imports] NYC building + address import - to merge or not to merge?

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Tue Oct 22 22:39:58 UTC 2013


Thanks for input everyone. There's a discussion to be had about how much
sense our current convention makes but I think Andy and others made a good
case for sticking to that convention. We're merging the addresses now to
building polygons where possible.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> > How so? Keep in mind that NYC GIS will have to deal with [different ways
> of address representation]
>
> I tend to agree. Consistency is worth pursuing, but users of OSM data
> can and should never assume that it is present in OSM data.
> Also I don't think merging departs from accepted / general mapping
> practice. Most mappers I talk to would suggest to merge when there is
> a point and a polygon representing the same thing.
>
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