[Imports] Conflation Auditing Tool
ilya at zverev.info
Thu Nov 23 20:57:29 UTC 2017
You might know of OSM Conflator, which takes a dataset of points and
merges it with OpenStreetMap data. It has many settings and options,
with the wiki page of 13 kilobytes. I have successfully used it on few
imports, but there were some for which this sophisticated system wasn't
So today I'd like to show you an additional tool I've made. It takes a
json file that the Conflator produces, presents it on the web and allows
any OSM user to see and possibly modify the conflation result. That is,
you can choose which tags go to OSM for any object, or correct a
position, or tell it to not import certain objects. It is a bit like
MapRoulette, but without any mapping to do.
There is a project you can experiment on, clicking buttons and moving
The tool is open source, as always, and anybody can set it up on their
server or locally to review an import before uploading. There is no
tutorial at the moment, but I assume the interface is not too complex.
I'll be grateful for any issues found and for suggestions on improvements.
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