[talk-au] Gold Coast Suburb Boundaries

Ben Kelley ben.kelley at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 19:18:17 UTC 2013


Hi.

In terms of "Is there a way to enter it?" suburb/town boundaries are an
admin boundary. Make a relation of the ways that enclose the area with
boundary=admin. Check the wiki for the right level for towns/suburbs. (I
think 8 but I could be wrong.)

   - Ben Kelley.
 On 27 Nov 2013 00:03, "Steve Dalton" <steve at refactor.com.au> wrote:

> Hi All
>
> Finally found the AU OSM list!
>
> I'm currently doing a bit of work with OSM for a client and I've
> stumbled on a problem I had some time ago. Gold Coast suburbs are
> completely wrong!
>
> I'm pretty new to OSM - so forgive my ignorance here, but from what I
> can see the administrative boundary for suburb is just set from a
> point and it just calculates your suburb from the nearest
> administrative point. So I live in Parkwood (no point has been set for
> this), my street comes up as Nerang and the street next to me comes up
> as Helensvale!
>
> If I was to get hold of proper suburb boundaries from the council - is
> there any way to even enter it? I can't quite see how. Has anyone in
> other cities done this? I did see some reference to Adelaide in the
> list archives but as I've not done a lot of geospatial work some of
> the terms and formats were new to me.
>
> There is quite a bit of support for Open Data at the moment in Gold
> Coast City council, so would appreciate any advice from other
> contributors on the best format for data, best way to get this data
> into OSM (if possible) and how best to work with the council.
>
> I would really like to encourage OSM usage more in my local area - but
> with a fundamental problem like this - it's a bit embarrassing. My
> general response to things like this is to use RMS's words "We can fix
> that!" but I'm a little stumped here on how to go about it, so any
> help appreciated.
>
> Many thanks
> Steve
>
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