[Talk-us] Address Node Import for San Francisco

Katie Filbert filbertk at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 14:54:09 GMT 2010

On Dec 10, 2010, at 5:10 AM, Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net>  

> At 2010-12-09 17:14, Katie Filbert wrote:
>> ...
>> With buildings, our data was a bit denser. I did some by census  
>> tract and found some were too big for the OSM API and JOSM whereas  
>> census block group has worked well. With just nodes, I think you  
>> could do somewhat larger chunks.
> Were the shapes (needlessly) over-digitized? I saw this with some of  
> the CASIL polygons, and with much of Kern County, where huge  
> reductions (thousands of nodes per square mile) were possible with  
> little effect on rendering, using the JOSM "simplify". Hopefully  
> there is something similar available in the import tool collection.

Yes, simplifying the buildings in JOSM is an important step in the  
process.   I tweaked the simplify param to get it best as possible.   
Though not 100% happy with the results so do some more manual tweaking  


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