[talk-au] suburb boundaries

Franc Carter franc.carter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 02:58:33 GMT 2009

The data will be tagged as reviewed=no to indicate that a person has no
that it is 'correct'.

In the case if the Suburb boundaries I doubt it is actually possible to
confirm the majority
of the data 'on the ground' as their is no magical line on the ground.

The data that will be imported is being provided by a government department
(the ABS)
who create it from the official source (the LGA). While the data is not 100%
it is a few years old, from the reviews of the data it looks pretty good.

So, I see no way of getting a better set of information for this data set.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:05 AM, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au>wrote:

> Hi all,
> No comment on the tag structure offered in the linked website, but I
> would like to stress that if you are importing mass data, that you
> clearly mark it as inaccurate, unless you have collected the data
> yourself by survey.  There is nothing worse than a map of imported data
> (especially boundaries) that are indicated as correct when theyre not
> even close, due to importing old data or data with unknown faults.
> This has come up before from people importing mass data.  Personally, I
> believe that OSM's strength is that most data is from personal survey,
> rather than just blindly imported from another database, and the mass
> importation of data, then means we not only have to survey, but also
> have to verify that data other people entered, is infact correct.
> Id rather have a 100% accurate map, than a 100% complete map.
> Then again, if you mean 'importing' from your own dataset of survey
> info, then by all means Im in agreeance with the move.
> Anyone else got a thought on the issue?
> David
> On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 00:15 +1100, Franc Carter wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I am ready to start the import of the suburb boundaries. So could you
> > please
> > have one last look at
> >
> >
> >
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue/ABS_Data#OSM_Representation
> >
> > and let me know of any issues, barring any objections I'll start the
> > import soon(ish)
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > --
> > Franc
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