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

Eric Fischer enf at pobox.com
Fri Oct 25 03:09:42 UTC 2013

My code is kind of a mess, but it's at
https://github.com/ericfischer/osm-snap/tree/buildings. It takes an OSM
extract (or whole planet if you want to spend hours churning through it) in
XML format and extracts building polygons and address nodes out of it. Then
a second stage tries to find out if any of the nodes are inside any of the


On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
>> Eric Fischer and I got curious, he just ran numbers on the entire planet,
>> I posted a summary here:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/lxbarth/diary/20261
>> The short is that for better or worse, tagging addresses on buildings
>> where possible is most common in OSM. Whether that's good or bad is a
>> different discussion, for OSM NYC we'll stick to this convention.
>> Especially as the location of the address point is not always meaningful in
>> this dataset.
> Can you post a howto on how you pulled the data? I'm struggling trying to
> get address info out.
> Thanks,
> --
> Clifford
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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