[Imports] North Central Texas Microsoft Building Import

Andrew andrewdmatheny at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 17:00:59 UTC 2018

Yes. Per the second bullet point in the "Data Processing" section: "Since
no suitable and compatible data source was found to classify buildings by
use, all buildings will simply receive a *building=yes* tag."

However in Step 5.4 of the import instructions users are given the option
to choose a better tag as if they were armchair mapping and hand tracing
each building. For example, houses in residential neighborhoods can be
pretty easily distinguished from aerial imagery or the import user may have
local knowledge of the area which they can leverage. But we've made that
optional because we don't want to give the impression of false precision
when a standard building=yes tag leaves it open for someone to come in
later and update with a better tag based on local surveys, street imagery,
or local knowledge.


On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 4:55 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>

> I think that changeset comment (or one of changeset tags) should link back
> directly to
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Microsoft_Building_Import_-_North_Central_Texas
> One thing is unclear for me - how buildings are tagged? All with
> building=yes?
> Or are there also other tags used?
> 29. Oct 2018 23:10 by andrewdmatheny at gmail.com:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the feedback.
> I've updated the wiki page with the Instructions found in the Sheet and
> you'll now find the project in the Import Catalogue. An additional step has
> been included in the import process to review potentially overlapping
> buildings that may be missed by the JOSM validator.
> Please feel free to review and I look forward to your feedback
> Thanks,
> Andrew Matheny
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 2:32 PM Andrew <andrewdmatheny at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello mailing list-
>> This message is to give the community a heads-up that users in the
>> Dallas-Fort Worth area are beginning an import of the Microsoft Building
>> Footprints for the North Central Texas area.
>> This is a relatively simple import that will bring approximately 1.5
>> million building footprints to the 14-county metro area before moving on to
>> outlying rural counties that don't receive much attention.
>> You can find more information at the wiki article here:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Microsoft_Building_Import_-_North_Central_Texas
>> Thanks,
>> Andrew Matheny
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