[Imports] Should this 4-year-old import be deleted? (Ulster County, NY)

James james2432 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 21:46:27 UTC 2019


Looks like a pixelated mess...if it wasnt so bad, I'd say keep it, but
makes the map look cheap when it doesnt reflect reality

On Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 4:26 p.m. Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I stumbled across this old import:
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25649897
>
> (There's a few more with source=Ulster County GIS.)
>
> It contains a ton of so-called building footprints, but in reality these
> are all squares, independent of the actual building footprint. Also it
> covers only approximately half of existing buildings, and has many
> buildings where there's nothing visible on aerial imagery at all.
>
> To me this looks like a really low-quality data set that should be
> removed, at least where objects haven't been touched by mappers since. I
> did not see one single house in this import that actually matched the
> situation visible on aerial imagery.
>
> Even if you're a fan of building imports, you would likely agree that
> having this data in place will massively complicate any later conflation
> of a better data set.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>
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