[Talk-us] TIGER 2010 Imports

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 18:23:44 GMT 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I really don't want to run into the situation we currently have with NHD
> > where everyone is doing the conversion with different tools using
> different
> > sets of mapping files and uploading in different ways. Let's have a
> > discussion about how this should be pulled off first.
> > Having said that: let's start a thread here about getting the TIGER data
> > moving along.
> Would someone have enough resources to convert all of the TIGER 2010
> shapefiles into OSM XML data and load that into a blank OSM database
> with a new Mapnik instance (with a custom style) as well?  That way
> you could use the TIGER 2010 data as a background in JOSM or Potlatch
> for people to review the data at least and perhaps could be used to
> manually trace new data into OSM.

Yes, that's a good idea, although it would be more efficient to simply load
the shapefiles into a database and render from that.

> > What steps can we take to move the shapefiles in to OSM
> > format? How can we collaborate on the mapping to OSM tags?
> I'd start with getting a wiki page set up with the types of
> information that is stored in the TIGER 2010 shapefiles.
Sounds like a great idea.
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