[talk-au] [OSM-talk] bulk loading towns/cities locations
edodd at billiau.net
Wed Nov 21 08:57:29 GMT 2007
On Wed, 21 Nov 2007, Brent Easton wrote:
> That's a good question. It should have been included. I tried to include
> all records with a designation of
> CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE, SUBURB, LOCALITY, URBAN PLACE, RURAL PLACE
> so the LOCALITY record for Tura Beach should have gone in. I have a
> complete list of the 5724 places I added and Tura Beach ain't on it!
> I used Excel and did a lot of manual cutting and pasting, and removing
> duplicates. Looks like a few places might have slipped through the cracks
> with an overzealous cut.
Ok, that explains why Leeton, a decent town of about 8000, slipped through as
Some places recognised by the geographical names board in NSW are just not in
use and for some the designations are odd (like Leeton)
Are there Australian guidelines on city/town/village or are we using local
knowledge and preference?
Actually this is a great help when sorting through large uncharted areas. I've
now got gpx tracks for the Sturt Highway west from Darlington Point and will
get a lot more recorded this weekend.
Those place names help position the track against my personal knowledge of the
road. When I've got a defined central point in a village or town like a post
office or the local pub I move the marker there.
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