[Imports] Elveg import (Norwegian roads)

Christer van der Meeren cmeeren at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 19:21:21 UTC 2015


Unless I hear anything within the next few days, I will assume the project
is go for launch.

 - Christer van der Meeren


On 17 June 2015 at 19:28, Christer van der Meeren <cmeeren at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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>>
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