[Talk-us] TIGER 2010

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Sat Jul 2 04:45:10 BST 2011

The TIGER wiki page (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TIGER) has been
woefully out-of-date for quite a while now, so I've gone through and cleaned
it up as best I could (I still haven't gotten a definitive answer as to
whether 2005 or 2006 data was imported back in 2007/2008 by Dave Hansen).

I and a few others are interested in creating tools for visualizing
differences, finding missing streets as well as mis-spelled street names
with OSM and the latest release of TIGER (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/TIGER_2010). TIGER 2010 is much improved
from TIGER 2005 (or 2006), so it is at least useful for comparison, similar
to the Ordnance Survey Locator data for the Uk.

I'm also interested in defining a good attribute mapping from the new
MTFCC's used by TIGER 2010 so that we can create OSM.XML files that
experienced contributors can use with JOSM to perform selective merging (a
hairy process, and not for beginners!). I've created a rough start for
mapping the road attributes, however I have only used the formal
documentation and haven't yet compared these with how they're actually used,
so take them as a work in progress.

Please take a look at these pages if you're interested, and consider
providing feedback either on the wiki or the talk-us mailing list.

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