[Talk-GB] building shapes from OS Street View

Robert Scott lists at humanleg.org.uk
Mon Apr 5 18:52:02 BST 2010

On Monday 05 April 2010, Andy Allan wrote:
> > Any general thoughts on buildings and imports?
> Don't import stuff. I'll be happy to see you import things that you
> are willing, personally, to maintain and update, and I'd prefer you
> imported using Potlatch or JOSM and used the Street View, Yahoo, GPS
> and local knowledge all mixed in as your sources. But no bulk imports
> of automatically generated buildings please.

What about supervised 'imports', using a josm/potlatch plugin (a la cadastre-fr) to do vectorization and manually merging the results street by street?

What about automatic generation of buildings countrywide to an osm layer that users manually merge with osm.org, again, street by street or block by block?

I'm just cowering at the hundreds of thousands of man hours of unnecessary clickety-click-click-click that could be hugely accelerated by machine vision algorithms.


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