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

Brent Easton b.easton at exemail.com.au
Fri Nov 16 20:28:29 GMT 2007


Hi Mike,

Thanks for the offer, but once I got going, it wasn't that much work. All names are in now accross all NSW. Sydney has already been re-rendered. Just needs a little cleanup here and there.

Regards,
Brent.

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On 15/11/2007 at 3:04 PM Michael Collinson  wrote:

>Brent,
>
>I'd be happy to help out with Sydney as I guess most of the existing 
>place names were added by me.  I'm replying to you as well as the au 
>list as I'm not a member (I've absconded to Europe) and it may bounce.
>
>Mike
>
>
>At 12:01 AM 11/15/2007, 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                       
Analyst/Programmer                               
University of Western Sydney                                   
Email: b.easton at uws.edu.au





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