[Talk-us] Counties Data Import

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Fri May 9 16:12:46 BST 2008


On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 7:41 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> While I was trying to figure out how to divide the massive NHD dataset into
> more management pieces, I found a county boundary dataset and converted it
> to OSM.
>
> I uploaded Wisconsin and Minnesota county boundaries and submit them for
> your review. One minor issue:
>
> http://tah.openstreetmap.org/Browse/?x=1036&y=1489&z=12&layer=tile
> ... shows that each county is a separate, closed way in OSM. This means
> that at most boundaries, the dashed lines that are used to render political
> boundaries are overlapping and look odd. I can't see a way around this
> without losing metadata.
>
> If you have any opinion on how this data is represented, please let me
> know. Otherwise, I will upload the rest of the country later on this
> weekend.
>

Why not split them up into sections with county:left=some county and
county:right=some other county? These should generally not be edited, so the
"way reversal" argument is moot. Or, alternatively, create relations for the
counties with all the constituent ways.

Karl
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