[Imports] Fayetteville, AR Building Footprints Import

Michael Morisette michael.morisette at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 04:55:59 UTC 2017

Thanks to all for the guidance.

I've set up a Wiki page, as well as added this project to the import 


In regards to the building classification, building=detached seems weird 
to me as well, but it appears to be what the OSM guidelines call for:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Ddetached, sums this 
up to be:

"A free-standing residential building usually housing a single-family.

Known as a /single-family home/ in the United States, a /single-detached 
dwelling/ in Canada, and a /separate house/ in New Zealand.

If the building shares a wall with another building (forming half of a 
semi-detached pair, or one of a row of terraced houses) then it should 
be rather tagged building 

It seems like the typical house in the US is "detached", and the things 
we call townhomes/rowhomes are "house" in OSM?  It's a bit strange to me 
as well, but I understand that these are likely the more global terms 
for these types of structures.

In regards to the imagery I'm using to check the footprints, it is the 
"Fayetteville Current Imagery".  This is our most current imagery, flown 
about a year ago: 

On 01/14/2017 04:47 PM, Clifford Snow wrote:
> 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 :-)
> Clifford
> [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 
> <mailto: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
>     <http://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
>     <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
>     <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 <mailto:clifford at snowandsnow.us>> wrote:
>         On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Frederik Ramm
>         <frederik at remote.org <mailto: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.
>         -- 
>         @osm_seattle
>         osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us <http://osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us>
>         OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
>         _______________________________________________
>         Imports mailing list
>         Imports at openstreetmap.org <mailto:Imports at openstreetmap.org>
>         https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/imports
>         <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/imports>
>     -- 
>     Jon Schleuss
>     http://www.jschleuss.com/ <http://jschleuss.com/>
> -- 
> @osm_seattle
> osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us <http://osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us>
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
> _______________________________________________
> Imports mailing list
> Imports at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/imports

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/imports/attachments/20170114/1df1d023/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Imports mailing list