[Talk-us] Talk-us Digest, Vol 40, Issue 3

PJ Houser stephanie.jean.houser at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 00:51:36 GMT 2011


Paul,

ArcMap OSMEditor became the tool of choice because:
1) ArcMap has powerful editing and geoprocessing capabilities.
2) Our jurisdictional data are in shapefiles, and ArcMap deals well with
shapefiles.
3) The interns are most familiar with ArcMap.

We did consider using a single organizational username but decided against
it because OSM encourages individual contributions. Plus, as 4 different
interns, it is easier for OSM users to contact the one intern who made the
change rather than all 4 of us.
--
PJ Houser
Trimet
GIS intern, 503-962-5711 (office)


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>   3. USPS Address Database (Val Kartchner)
>   4. Re: USPS Address Database (Serge Wroclawski)
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> Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:57:17 -0600
> From: Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Cc: imports at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] TriMet will begin OSM improvements in the
>        Portland        area
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> On 03/01/2011 05:29 PM, PJ Houser wrote:
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> > And our workflow is changing a lot since we ran into significant
> > problems with ArcMap OSMEditor, though we are working with ESRI to
> > improve the editor. I hope to send an updated workflow really soon for
> > input! Not many changes to OSM have been done because we are still
> > trying things out.
>
> I'm curious how ArcMap OSMEditor became the tool of choice.
>
> > But most importantly, all changes are being done one at a time. Nothing
> > is bulk. Every change is done "by hand". I am doing my best to make sure
> > nobody else's hard work is overwritten or deleted!
>
> Has there been significant thought put into using a single
> organizational username for this whole manual mass-edit, using OAuth
> authentication on the clients to avoid revealing the password to
> subordinate editors?
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:53:46 -0800
> From: Dave Hansen <dave at sr71.net>
> To: Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>
> Cc: imports at openstreetmap.org, talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] TriMet will begin OSM improvements in the
>        Portland area
> Message-ID: <1299048826.8493.202.camel at nimitz>
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> On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 22:57 -0600, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > But most importantly, all changes are being done one at a time. Nothing
> > > is bulk. Every change is done "by hand". I am doing my best to make
> sure
> > > nobody else's hard work is overwritten or deleted!
> >
> > Has there been significant thought put into using a single
> > organizational username for this whole manual mass-edit, using OAuth
> > authentication on the clients to avoid revealing the password to
> > subordinate editors?
>
> Uhh....  Why is that a good idea?
>
> I think the way they're doing it now is fine.  If anyone really wants to
> keep track of what the Trimet folks are doing as a group, they can use
> the existing tools to look at the Portland area.  Or, they can just join
> the RSS feeds together.
>
> -- Dave
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:40:11 -0700
> From: Val Kartchner <val42k at gmail.com>
> To: OSM Talk US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: [Talk-us] USPS Address Database
> Message-ID: <1299051611.1815.9.camel at penguin>
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> I think that someone has brought this up before, but I forget what
> happened.
>
> Can we get the United States Postal Service (USPS) address database?  It
> would still take some adjustments, but this would be a lot easier than
> driving every street and finding the numbers.  A lot of house numbers
> are hard to find.  The cops may be called if we go around "casing"
> houses.
>
> With the database we can just align them with houses/buildings.  We'll
> only have to go to places where something doesn't line up.
>
> - Val -
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 04:57:05 -0500
> From: Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com>
> To: Val Kartchner <val42k at gmail.com>
> Cc: OSM Talk US <talk-us at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] USPS Address Database
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> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:40 AM, Val Kartchner <val42k at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think that someone has brought this up before, but I forget what
> > happened.
> >
> > Can we get the United States Postal Service (USPS) address database?
>
> It's expensive and it has an incompatible license.
>
> The former might be workable, the later isn't.
>
> - Serge
>
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