[talk-au] suburb boundaries

Andrew Laughton laughton.andrew at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 08:55:06 GMT 2009


Suburb boundaries would not move that often, if that is all that is
available, I vote to put it in.

On 25/02/2009, Franc Carter <franc.carter at gmail.com> wrote:
> The data will be tagged as reviewed=no to indicate that a person has no
> confirmed
> 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%
> because
> 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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>>
>
>
> --
> Franc
>




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