[talk-ph] Municipality and barangay boundaries in OSM ph?

Snorre D. Øverbø snorre at overbo.no
Tue Apr 10 16:59:47 BST 2012


Dear Maning,

Many thanks for your instructive and useful answer.
I will contact the relevant provinces and municipalities/cities and see if
I have any luck.

Best,
Snorre D. Øverbø

tirsdag 10. april 2012 skrev maning sambale følgende:

> Dear Snorre,
>
> The original provincial boundaries were based on Namria's 1:250K
> topographic maps this is very coarse and useful only to provide an
> overview of the province. At larger scales (or higher zoom levels in
> webmapping parlance), this is very inaccurate.
>
> There is also a free dataset of administrative boundaries (from region
> to barangay) available at philgis.org [0] which  is also the same data
> from GADM [1].  Based on my personal/anecdotal discussions with
> several people, this data also came from NAMRIA. This is a very good
> dataset but we cannot import it in OSM due to the license issues at
> the same time, we also think that it is also inaccurate at the
> municipal and brgy level [2].
>
> You are of course welcome to use this data in conjunction with OSM's
> dataset to compose your maps in any GIS software.
>
> The best way to get administrative boundaries is to request these data
> to the concerned local government unit (provincial and municipality).
> We can easily import them once explicit permission is secured.
>
> [0]  http://philgis.org
> [1]  http://www.gadm.org/
> [2]  http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ph/2011-May/003255.html
>
> PS.  Glad to know western Mindanao is getting more OSM love.  Keep on
> mapping!
>
> 2012/4/10 "Snorre D. Øverbø" <snorre at overbo.no <javascript:;>>:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> >
> > I'm looking at the basic OSM map, and I see that it has (more og less
> > complete?) administrative boundaries on province level.
> > It looks like the dataprovider for the provincial boundaries are NAMRIA,
> The
> > National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, (tag Source=NAMRIA
> > topo)
> >
> > My interest is primarily Western Mindanao, and I as far as I can see, OSM
> > lacks data on administrative boundaries below province level, e.g.
> > municipaiity and barangay there. Maybe thats the case in for the rest of
> the
> > Philippines too?
> >
> > It would have been really cool if we could add more administrative
> > boundaries in OSM. Could it in some way be possible to have NAMRIA
> provide
> > OSM with administrative boundary data? Do you have knowledge on their
> policy
> > on distributing map data? National mapping authorities in many european
> > countries have made such content free and reuseable for all.(open access)
> >
> >
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Snorre D. Øverbø
> >
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>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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