[Talk-ca] GeoBase import woes...

Steve Singer ssinger_pg at sympatico.ca
Sat Jan 24 04:04:39 GMT 2009

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, James Ewen wrote:

> More beating has ensued...

I've added about a hundred more ways to the Fort McMurray area.

I think road matcher was able to detect some more standalone roads once the 
surronding roads were imported, but it could be due to me using slightly 
different settings.  I tried to manually make sure these didn't cause 
conflict with work people have done since (but I apologies if I missed a 
few overlaps)

I also noticed that Road Matcher is not always able to match the geobase 
imported road in OSM to the source road in the NRN file.  This doesn't 
surprise me.

>> I'm thinking that perhaps a little from column A, and a little from
>> column B might be the best bet.
>> I'm wondering if I should upload GeoBase ways on top of the GPS traced
>> ways, copy the attributes over, and align/stitch, then remove the
>> GeoBase way. I would also need to cut the GS traced ways into sections
>> that mimic the GeoBase ways.
> So, I sampled the buffet... I took my GPX traced way, cut it up into
> sections that matched up with the GeoBase ways. I then copied all the
> attributes from each GeoBase way over to my equivalent ways, and
> finally deleted the GeoBase way. What I ended up with, was a well
> defined way that describes a roadway that is nearly identical to what
> GeoBase had described.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=56.7698&lon=-111.6585&zoom=12&layers=B000FTF
> I think the end result looks like what we would end up with if I had
> taken the original GeoBase ways, and edited and modified it to
> represent what I consider to be a better representation of the road.
> There are obvious deviations and node position errors evident in the
> GeoBase data that are readily apparent to anyone who has driven down
> this road.
> There's lots of work to do... I'm thinking that this is probably going
> to be my main mode of making changes to OSM way in the future. Track
> and upload overtop of the GeoBase information, clean up the import,
> stitch to existing data, copy the attributes over, and then delete the
> GeoBase way.
> James
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