[talk-au] [OSM-talk] bulk loading towns/cities locations

Paul mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Thu Nov 15 01:45:45 GMT 2007


Thanks
  sorry I was looking at the general talk list.
I can look at the Canberra data if you like..

Paul

On 15/11/2007 10:01 AM, Brent Easton wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> 
> Are you on the talk-au list? I am copying my reply over there.
> 
> I have started uploading population centre data for NSW. I have tried as best as I can to remove any duplicates before uploading so as not to add to any existing towns, but I have probably missed a few.
> 
> I have done most of southern and western NSW and am starting on Northern NSW.  The specification of town size is a bit dodgy as you have seen and may need some adjustment.
> 
> I have been uploading by Local Government Area (LGA). I have not touched the ,major cities yet, but I also have data for all suburbs of Canberra, Sydnet and Newcastle. This will more of a problem to merge. Who would like to help? I can provide the full data for a given LGA in an Excel spreadsheet that automatically generated a suitable .osm file for loading into JOSM, or I can just supply the final .osm file.
> 
> Let me know which LGA's you are interested in and I will send. Reply to the talk-au list.
> 
> Regards,
> Brent.
> 
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> On 15/11/2007 at 8:34 AM Paul  wrote:
> 
>> I see a some towns/villages has been loaded for NSW Australia.. good job..
>> now I guess we need to remove duplicates...
>> ie remove either the imported marker or existing as I notice some  places
>> are marked as 
>> cities when they are small towns or villages
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> On 4/11/2007 5:47 PM, Brent Easton wrote:
>>> Hi Paul,
>>>
>>> There are thousands of towns not loaded in Australia! 
>>>
>>> The good news is that there is a free set of data available from the
>> Geographical Names Board that specifies every named location in Australia
>> and specifies a Lat and Lon.
>>> The bad news is that the data is only recorded to the nearest minute
>> (from memory) which means that each name can be up to about 1.8km from it
>> actual location, and all location with 1.8km of another end up in the same
>> place.
>>> We can load this data up fairly easily. There is a script that was used
>> to load the equivalent data from Ireland.
>>> The question is how useful this is, given the (in)accuracy of the data.
>> It depends on what the Australian Community think.
>>> I can see some advantage to this (if the existing names in Australia
>> where removed before the upload) to give a rough location of towns, but
>> have always been hesitant because of the innacuracy. It also includes
>> locations for all suburbs in cities, and these will just end up piled on
>> top of each other .
>>> Regards,
>>> Brent.
>>>
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>>> On 4/11/2007 at 4:23 PM Paul  wrote:
>>>
>>>> Is there a feature to bulk load the location of  towns/villages/cities
>>>> etc..? ie just the marker for its location (not the ways)
>>>>
>>>> I found that there maybe several towns not loaded into OSM for Australia
>>>> , so would it be easier to load these placemakers into the system in
>> Bulk?
>>>> Paul
>>>>
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> Brent Easton                       
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