[Imports] Proposal:Uganda Import

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 15:39:15 UTC 2014

I'm looking into converting your shapefiles into proper OSM relations
automatically. It will take a while (a few days) though to finish the

I sent you a file yesterday, but it's better to wait a bit. That was the
result of some manual practice to find out how to automate it.


2014/1/21 Aggrey Muhebwa <muhebwa.grey at gmail.com>

> Hello folks,
> Following Ketty's proposal for the Uganda imports<https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/imports/2014-January/002584.html>,
> i decided to start by running the shape file for one district (specifically
> dokolo district), but for some reason, the generated .osm file has
> <way>....<.way> instead of <relation>...</relation>. Somewhere, she
> indicates that of 112 districts, only a couple of them are being
> processed!! Could it be an issue of wrong data in the shape file that is
> being fed to the ogr2osm.py script??
> More to that, along the iway in the discussion, someone(my apologies for
> not mentioning the name) states that there should be a work-around to that,
> but that's unclear, given the fact that the ogr2osm.py algorithm follows
> specific steps (and it doesn't seem to be handling checks for worst case
> scenarios), then it will always give you wrong output if you feed it wrong
> imput.. (garbage in, garbage out..).
> My proposal is to make sure that the shape file at the input is correct.
> is there any way of validating the shape file before running it through the
> script ?.
> Thanks
> --
> Yours Faithfully
> Aggrey  Muhebwa
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