[Talk-us] Planning to "import" speed limit data for Florida

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 06:51:27 BST 2011

On 9/1/2011 1:19 AM, Toby Murray wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 8/31/2011 9:57 PM, Dale Puch wrote:
>>> Anyways that is why I am interested in how you plan to attack it.
>> I haven't started, but I plan to convert to .osm using gpsbabel and then use
>> the JOSM 'routes' plugin to color the maxspeed values of the background.
> This seems like an interesting project. I didn't think using the
> routes plugin would work at first but looking again, that actually
> seems like a neat way of doing it. I was envisioning having to export
> to a georeferenced image file and loading it into JOSM as an imagery
> layer.
> However I don't think gpsbabel is the right tool to convert the
> shapefile. From what I can see, gpsbabel just creates tagless ways.
> You can hard-code tags to add but I don't see any options to pull
> attributes out of the shapefile and put them into tags. I think you
> will need to use shp2osm or ogr2osm or something like that.

It lets you export one tag using -i shape,name=SPEED.
> <5 minutes later...>
> In fact, it had been too long since I fired up ArcMap so I played
> around with the file a bit and ended up reprojecting it to WGS84 and
> running it through ogr2osm. It put extra spaces in the tag values and
> all the keys are upper case but other than that it seems like a usable
> file. I can get it to you if you want.

This would probably be best since I'll have to deal with the ROAD_SIDE 
field as well.

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