[talk-au] Gold Coast Suburb Boundaries

Steve Dalton steve at refactor.com.au
Tue Nov 26 20:08:47 UTC 2013

Thanks everyone,  that great info.  I'll talk to the council about it.
They are keen to help.  They might be able to also help with overall qld to

In meantime I'll see if I can manually fix my suburb

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On 27 Nov 2013 05:18, "Ben Kelley" <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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