[Imports] U.S.-Mexico border fence update

Michael Corey mcorey at revealnews.org
Mon Jan 23 22:12:38 UTC 2017


(Also posted in talk-us)

Several years ago I did a lot of work adding sections of the U.S.-Mexico
border fence to OSM. In light of the new U.S. president's intention to
expand the fence/wall system, I have been updating that work for our
news organization. We have now mapped the entire existing fence with
significantly more official data and more information about individual

I would like to share this work back into OpenStreetMap, but it may be
difficult to modify or sync up with my old work, since I have
changed/added/subtracted significant features.

Does anyone have thoughts on how to do this most efficiently and without
causing major headaches? I would like to share the maps on both OSM and
on Github, so I will need some kind of workflow to keep everything
synced up.

The current fence is captured by this relation:


Any advice people have from past experience would be most welcome.

Thanks much,


Michael Corey
Senior News Applications Developer
o: 510.809.3178
twitter: @mikejcorey

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