[Imports] City of Portsmouth, Virginia Building/Address Import

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Sun Jun 16 02:55:33 UTC 2019

Hi -Jonah
The data as you say is collected from various sources. Looking at the forms, it seem that outbounds were not traced by hand but either by some computer tool that interpret pixels.  If you look around building 
We dont know how the producer proceeded to trace buildings outlindes from imagery.  

Bing offers good quality image for the area but probably less recent then the imagery used to trace the buildings as provided in the file.  The outbounds in the Import File that you provided on Github are often imprecise, do not fit closely with what we observe on Bing Imagery (ie. angles where we dont see any, smaller size, etc). And this not only where trees obscure part of buildings. From Bing, we observe in general orthogonal angles (ie. closed to 90 degrees). But this is often not the case in the Import file.

Look for example around building id=-1207029


    Le samedi 15 juin 2019 18 h 28 min 08 s UTC−4, Jonah Adkins <jonahadkins at gmail.com> a écrit :  
 Hi Pierre, Thanks for taking a look.
The source data for this import is not AI derived - the state GIS office (VGIN) collects datasets from each city/county in Virginia, then processes them into a statewide dataset that is released (with a OSM compatible license) on a quarterly basis.
Was there a particular area in the full or sample OSM files that looked bad?

On Jun 15, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Pierre Béland <pierzenh at yahoo.fr> wrote:
Hi Jonah 

Footprints derived from AI Tools often have difficulty to interpret imagery in particular where there are obstacles such as trees. This seems to be the case here.  Do you have any plan to evaluate the accuracy of footprints and correction to make if necessary? 

    Le jeudi 13 juin 2019 23 h 57 min 04 s UTC−4, Jonah Adkins <jonahadkins at gmail.com> a écrit :  
 Hey OSM, 

I'd like to propose an import of GIS data for Portsmouth, Virginia. The source data is provided by the State of Virginia via the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) under a  compatible license for import. There’s around 49,000 buildings, most of which include an address and building type. This import has been discussed on the OSM Slack Virginia channel with pre-review of the available sample data and I anticipate local mapper support with the import process. Conflation with existing OSM data will happen during the import.

For more information and a sample OSM file, see: 

Github -> https://github.com/jonahadkins/portsmouth-osm-imports
Wiki -> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/City_of_Portsmouth_Buildings/Address_Import

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