[Imports] Fayetteville, AR Building Footprints Import

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Sat Jan 14 22:47:03 UTC 2017

As Jon noted, you are required to create a import page on the wiki to
describe your planned import. You should also announce it on the talk-us
mailing list. You might also want to join our Slack [1]  import channel.
But make sure you read the import guidelines [2].

If you can involve local mappers, I'd suggest using the Tasking Manager
[3], to break the work into small chunks. We used voting districts to
breakup Kirkland, Washington Building and Addresses [4] import. voting
districts are nicely sized to import.

In all of our imports, we took the opportunity to teach people how to use
JOSM to import the data. One of the nice features is to use the Address
Tags Validator Map Paint Style. It colorizes the addr:street object the
same as the highway= road. If the two match, then they will be the same
color. It is a quick and easy way to spot differences. We identified a
number of errors in a local counties gis data.

Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. We are getting ready
to announce another import in Washington State so this is all fresh in my
mind. (It goes quickly :-)


[1] https://osmus-slack.herokuapp.com/
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines
[3] http://tasks.openstreetmap.us
[4] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Kirkland_Import

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Jon Schleuss <gaufre at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> Great idea!
> I used to live in Fayetteville and now I'm out in Los Angles helping out
> with the building import here.
> I agree with Frederik and Clifford about trying to get someone to help
> you. We've used our import to build some community around the import. It's
> a bit tedious so we've only hand a handful of events. That said, your
> address and building attributes would go a long way in improving the data
> itself.
> Maybe, though, the Fayetteville Flyer could get involved? Or possibly the
> NW Democrat-Gazette? If they want a free way to make more maps for their
> news stories this could provide an incentive to improve the data.
> In regards to the data/tagging, it looks like some of these houses are
> tagged as building=detached. I think it'd be more appropriate to tag them
> building=house. For duplexes building=residential. And for
> apartments/condos usually building=apartments. The default is building=yes.
> Are there possibly more data tags you could add that would be of value?
> Maybe when the house was built, a unique property ID number or unit count?
> I'd also suggest creating a page on wiki.openstreetmap.org to detail the
> data and the import. Here's a link to ours:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Los_Angeles,_California/
> Buildings_Import
> And finally, how did the city collect the data and how old is it?
> Sometimes the satellite imagery is more up-to-date than the data. You may
> also be able to tie into more up to date imagery collected by the city
> since that would likely fall into the public domain under the Arkansas
> Public Records Act. For instance, the tile server here looks to have pretty
> good imagery (I'm not sure on the age): http://gis2.
> accessfayetteville.org/faygis/rest/services/BaseMaps/Aerial_
> Current_WGS84/MapServer/tile/8/678760/250154
> I'm happy to connect off-list if you have any questions or need an
> introduction with the Flyer/DemGaz folk.
> cheers,
> Jon
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>
>> wrote:
>>>    are there any local mappers in Fayetteville or in the vicinity that
>>> you could invite to help with your project?
>>> If that was possible then you'd have a larger group who feel responsible
>>> for the data set and it wouldn't be your responsibility alone. In the
>>> best outcome, this could even help invigorate local mapping efforts.
>> +1 to Frederik's suggestion.
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