[Imports] Elveg import (Norwegian roads)

Christer van der Meeren cmeeren at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 17:28:49 UTC 2015

We do not think it likely that missing a road will be a problem. As said on
the Wiki page, when you are finished importing tags/geometry from a road
you delete it from the source file, and thus you know exactly what remains
(JOSM can give you e.g. the number of roads left in a file/layer).

The community has thorougly discussed tools and methods, and have arrived
at the conclusion that due to the amount of existing data in OSM and the
diffiulty of matching Elveg roads with existing OSM roads, a fully manual
import is the best choice.

The progress table is not critical to this import. It is only used as a
rough indicator of what is done and what remains to be done. Whether the
"importers" want to update progress continually is up to them. Minimally -
if I want to work on roads from a municipality, I add my name to the table
in the row for that municipality, and mark it as completed when done.
Perhaps you misunderstood the purpose of this table? (I shan't blame you,
it's in Norwegian after all...) To clarify: Each row in the table
corresponds to one municipality, i.e. one data file, imported by one user.

On 17 June 2015 at 19:13, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I honestly think that the lack of tools would make this a difficult job.
> Editing a giant wiki table isn't easy, and it isn't fine-grained either
> (what if someone missed a street?).
> In the UK, they're used to comparing OS data with OSM data, and using
> these comparisons for improvement of OSM. I think you should try to do the
> same, instead of giving all responsibility to users for detecting mistakes.
> See f.e. this wiki page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OS_Locator
> I think using a comparison tool similar to the OS locator tools would work
> a lot better than a wiki page.
> Regards,
> Sander
> 2015-06-17 17:13 GMT+02:00 Christer van der Meeren <cmeeren at gmail.com>:
>> The Norwegian OSM community (mailing list kart at nuug.no) is about to
>> start an import of all Norwegian roads. The import is detailed here:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue/Road_import_%28Norway%29
>> This import has been in planning for quite some time. Note that due to
>> the extensive existing OSM road data in Norway, this is a purely manual
>> import (as detailed on the Wiki page). Existing roads will have their
>> geometry and tags updated to match the dataset, and new roads are only
>> copied/pasted manually on a road-by-road if there is some other
>> confirmation that the roads actually exist (local knowledge, aerial
>> imagery, etc.). We thus expect this will take quite some time and are eager
>> to get started. Let me know if you need anything else. :)
>> Thanks,
>> Christer van der Meeren
>> (on behalf of kart at nuug.no)
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