[Talk-nz] Initial import of LINZ address data to OSM is complete.

Harry Chapman harryc at fastmail.com
Mon Jun 18 05:12:56 UTC 2018

Fantastic work all. Thanks heaps for your efforts! :-)

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 2:19 PM, Eliot Blennerhassett wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I'm happy to announce that the initial import of 1.9M New Zealand
> addresses from LINZ to OSM is complete[1]  (about 40K addresses were
> already present)
> Thanks to Rob Alley linz_robA (825,470 nodes) for his persistence!
> Also thanks to aaron_linz, gaddman_linz, Ironman324 for their contributions.
> This doesn't mean we have absolutely 100% coverage or 100% accuracy. For
> instance, where the LINZ data had many addresses at a single point,
> these were often deleted from the import i.e. left for a later update
> when a way of dealing with them is determined.
> The existing addressed objects in OSM were not checked in detail for
> consistency with the LINZ data.
> A different approach will be required for maintenance vs this initial
> import.  I'm looking at Norway[2] as a possible model.
> --
> Eliot
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/LINZ/Address_Import
> [2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Addresses#Norway
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