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

Brent Easton b.easton at exemail.com.au
Thu Nov 15 02:50:33 GMT 2007


Oops,

Canberra was a slip of the tongue, I have no ACT data, only NSW.

Regards,
Brent.

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On 15/11/2007 at 12:30 PM Paul  wrote:

>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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>>>> Analyst/Programmer                               
>>>> University of Western Sydney                                   
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Brent Easton                       
Analyst/Programmer                               
University of Western Sydney                                   
Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au





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