[Talk-us] TIGER 2010 Imports

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 20:37:26 GMT 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How much of that is there, anyway?
> Look at the TIGER edited map. There is *lots* of untouched TIGER data in
> OSM:
> http://open.mapquestapi.com/tigerviewer/index.html?zoom=9&lat=40.07546&lon=-76.329999&layers=B

At the risk of being accused of blatant self-promotion, I would also
like to point to a blog post I wrote on the subject. It does exactly
as Mike N suggested, looking at the last editor of a way and
determining if it was automated or not. It is similar in spirit to the
TIGER edited map but aggregates the data on a county-by-county level.

One bug I was recently made aware of on IRC is that edits that were
made after the initial import but before the "un-abbreviator" aren't
being taken into account. I will try to fix that and post a new map.

But yes, at the end of the day, there are a LOT of untouched TIGER
ways in OSM and I think a lot of them could benefit from being updated
with newer data.


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