[Talk-in] chennai map from Survey of India

PlaneMad thePlaneMad at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 16:29:51 GMT 2009

awesome work with the conversion, we finally have some good boundary data to
work on. i compared the data with the state maps and the pc boundaries dont
seem consistent with the districts as i had initially thought, so it might
need some conditioning before upload. since each state is available as a
seperate file, by combining the sonstituencies, we can get the state border.
using josm, i did the combining and i am uploading the tamil nadu border.

we will certainly need some discussion on how to tag this data.

shajeer, the eci data is under a mit style license
http://eci.nic.in/DevForum/DevForum.asp so i guess its all good.

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 On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Shajeer Mohammed <shajeer at hotmail.com>wrote:

> These file have details about on assembly constituency/parliament name.There is no district boundaries or other administrative boundariesavailable. So does it make sense to have them in OSM? Also before loading to OSM, there are couple of things that we need to takecare1. of course the license itself2. What attributes from the shapefile we should take? (state name, assemblyconstituency/parliament name, local name,  etc..). I have found files this  source to have district boundaries and stateboundaries. No idea abt the license
> http://finder.geocommons.com/overlays/4381
> http://finder.geocommons.com/overlays/download/4381.zip
> http://finder.geocommons.com/searches?limit=10&page=1&query=india    RegardsShajeer   --------------------------------------------------From: "Raja Subramanian" <
> rajasuperman at gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, 18 March 2009 18:59  To: <
> talk-in at openstreetmap.org> Subject: Re: [Talk-in] chennai map from Survey
> of India
> > On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 5:31 PM, PlaneMad <thePlaneMad at gmail.com> wrote:>> there are two scripts available in the osm svn to do the conversion>>>>
> http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/utils/import/shp2osm/ >> >>
> anyone want to give it a go? > > I used shp2osm.pl to convert: >
> http://eci.nic.in/GisLayers/GIS_PC_Data.zip >
> http://eci.nic.in/GisLayers/GIS_AC_Data.zip > > shp2osm.pl has a "GK"
> option and I was not sure what it > does, so I produced osm files with and
> without it.  The files > load fine in JOSM. > > The output osm files are
> here: >    http://raja.jst-in.com/tmp/osm/PC_Data_States.zip >
> http://raja.jst-in.com/tmp/osm/PC_Data_States_gk.zip >
> http://raja.jst-in.com/tmp/osm/AC_Data_States.zip >
> http://raja.jst-in.com/tmp/osm/AC_Data_States_gk.zip > > > Nothing has
> been uploaded to OSM.  Feel free to upload if you > see fit. > > - Raja >> _______________________________________________> Talk-in mailing list>
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