[Talk-ca] GeoBase import

Blake Crosby me at blakecrosby.com
Mon Jan 19 20:47:54 GMT 2009


I'm following the directions here:


Since the area is so small, I will probably skip step 5. Instead, 
loading the resulting OSM in JOSM, adding the street names, then 
uploading that way.


Sam Vekemans wrote:
> Thanks,
> So that does pose an interesting question.
> We have the 'unknown' which is the 'when' the names will be available.
> So, for importing small towns (with no or very very little) OSM data.
> and the local mapper is willing to hand place in the 'name' field.
> -from physically seeing the road signs.
> Then I (imo) see no reason why the script cant be simplified to handle
> it. Does anyone else?
> -i dont know yet HOW to change the SHP to a basic OSM. -but working on it.
> Someone else has done shp2osm.py script -perhaps it can be modified?
> Cheers,
> Sam
> On 1/19/09, Blake Crosby <me at blakecrosby.com> wrote:
>> Sam,
>> Aha! That would explain why I cant seem to find names in the data.
>> The area I'm importing is rather small (about half a town of 45,000). I
>> have no issues tagging the ways with road names manually.
>> I just wanted to make sure nobody had any problems with me using the
>> data for parts of Aurora, Ontario that I havn't traced yet.
>> Blake
>> Sam Vekemans wrote:
>>> Hi Blake,
>>> Because the Data for Ontario does not contain road names nor road
>>> numbers,  Only Alberta, Yukon & Nova Scotia have it.
>>> So unfortunately the Ontario dataset needs to wait until it's complete
>>> from GeoBase 1st.
>>> Sam
>>> Sam Vekemans wrote:
>>>>  For everyone on the list, were all helping out when we can, so
>>>>  everyone is doing this on their own time. -although I want it done
>>>>  yesterday :-) lol
>>> So that we have actual permission to use geogratis data in OSM. Does
>>> anyone have any objection if I save on gas and import this Data for
>>> Aurora, Ontario? :)
>>> I'll be sure to follow the guidelines I've come across the wiki.
>>> Blake.

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