[talk-au] Manipulating ABS suburb data, and related data..

Darrin Smith beldin at beldin.org
Sun Apr 19 10:53:46 BST 2009

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 19:47:04 +1000
Ben Kelley <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> I think I'm with Darren on all counts.
> I think the only thing I'd add is where local knowledge tells you
> that the ABS data aligns to some previously unmapped feature (e.g. a
> river) that cannot be made out on Landsat (no Yahoo coverage). There
> I'm tempted to add the natural feature data to the existing ABS way,
> and leave the ABS attribution in.
> I have seen a few places where the ABS suburb boundary seems to
> exactly match a river or creek outside the Yahoo coverage, and there
> is no easy way to get a GPS trace for the creek.

Oh yeah, I've done that for a couple of things too now that you
mention it :) And yes I've left the attribution tag in for sure.
> I'm doing some surveying around Tamworth NSW this weekend, and I was
> looking forward to uploading my traces tonight, but of course the OSM
> database is being upgraded!

Know that feeling, I have several days of Easter holiday traces to go
in also. *twiddles*thumbs*



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