[Imports] NYC building and address import

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 02:05:54 UTC 2013


Sorry, I misunderstood your comment. I'm happy to look at the tool you were
talking about -- can you point us in the direction of where to find it
and/or an example of its use?


On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Jason Remillard
<remillard.jason at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey, it is up to you! If you think it's not a big deal to spot check
> million buildings, then go for it! I'm not helping either way.
>
> And, yes, given who is on this team ... its 30 minute job for you
> guys. For me, 3 hours.
>
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 9:50 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 6:12 PM, Jason Remillard <
> remillard.jason at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> NY city is so large (if it was a state, it would be 10th largest
> >> state), any kind of manual work is going to be an big issue. Why not
> >> just automated everything that is easy (say things that don't
> >> conflict), or more aggressively don't merge correctly with Paul's
> >> script, and let the humans focus on the hard addresses that can't be
> >> easily sorted out by the automation. It would take you guys less than
> >> a 30 minutes of coding to separate out the buildings that overlap with
> >> OSM and those that don't. Push the buildings that don't overlap right
> >> into OSM.
> >
> >
> > Having done this in Chicago, I can say that it's not that difficult to do
> > the manual conflation process. Three things:
> >
> > 1) There aren't that many buildings in OSM already. Probably more than
> there
> > were in Chicago, but the majority of the tasks in task manager will
> simply
> > be "spot check and upload"
> >
> > 2) In most cases, the buildings in OSM are simply tagged "building=yes"
> or
> > similar. In these cases (unless there is noticeably better geometry in
> OSM),
> > it's better to simply delete the data from OSM and let the imported data
> > replace it because the imported buildings will probably have better/more
> > geometry and tagging.
> >
> > 3) The process as they have it is pretty simple and easy to follow. Plus,
> > the task manager is already loaded and ready to go. If it takes 30
> minutes
> > of coding to separate out the buildings, I'm sure it would be helpful for
> > you to go ahead and do that then make a pull request against the process
> in
> > GitHub so discussion can happen. Don't forget that once this "upload
> totally
> > new buildings" step is done then the task manager tasks would need to be
> > removed or marked done, so don't forget to factor that into the time
> > estimate for the automatic step.
> >
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