[Imports] Community import of Flemish addresses, take 2

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 17:26:51 UTC 2014


Sander,

It's the weekend, give folks some time to read and digest. :)

- Serge

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com> wrote:
> No comments?
>
> 2014-12-06 13:44 GMT+01:00 Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com>:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Last year, there was already an attempt to import addresses from the
>> Agiv[1] CRAB[2] database into OSM. But it got stuck on some problems.
>>
>> So I decided to work out a completely new approach, make tools for it, and
>> document it.
>>
>> All documentation about it can be found on the wiki:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/AGIV_CRAB_Import and
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Belgium/Using_AGIV_Crab_data
>>
>> I can't make it clear enough that this will be a slow, community import.
>> Where we allow mappers to get data from Agiv in a convenient format for
>> editing, but where local mappers are the final judge on how to map it in
>> OSM.
>>
>> The mapping process is made so that updating data is easy to do. This was
>> a neccesary step, since data changes continuously (about 1000 address
>> modifications per month).
>>
>> But all info should be in the documentation, and I hope there are no
>> problems with it.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Sander
>>
>> [1]: Agiv: Agency for Geographical Information, Flanders
>> [2]: CRAB: Central Register of Address Files
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