[Imports] Los Angeles OSM Updates

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Jul 6 20:23:35 UTC 2016

Hi Eric,

On 07/06/2016 02:06 AM, Eric Spiegelman wrote:
> I'm interested in adding street width data to the Los Angeles OSM, and
> I'm looking for help.

Am I reading this right:

You want to use generic information ("this street is a secondary
highway, therefore it should be built according to this specification,
which mandates a width of X") and convert that into concrete tags ("this
street has a width of X").

If that's the case, then you absolutely should not do that. Either you
measure the width of the streets and add that survey to OSM, or you keep
the "street of type A should have a width of X" in a *separate* database
and merge it with OSM at the point of use.

Importing data into OSM is bad enough as it is, but importing the result
of pure reckoning is even worse!


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