[Talk-us] California landuse import

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 05:51:51 BST 2011

Well I got a few comments on IRC about this but no one seems to have a
real problems with it. I just noticed more of them going in tonight:

These changesets are all nodes. I assume the ways are coming in a
subsequent changeset. This is pretty risky so I will keep an eye on
this tomorrow.


On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Frederik's message on the imports mailing list reminded me... I was
> going to ask if anyone knows about the import performed in these two
> changesets in California:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/9090477
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/9091078
> The result is clearly visible on the map here:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=39.282&lon=-121.381&zoom=10&layers=M
> It looks like there may have been a similar one to the southeast of
> there as well.
> Here is an example of an imported object:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1722536
> The import itself looks like it was executed fairly well from a
> technical standpoint although I would take issue with the lack of
> information in the changeset comment and no source tag (although it
> looks like the relations have a source tag on them at least)
> But I don't remember seeing any talk about this import before it
> happened. Is this useful data to OSM? The example relation I linked to
> is a natural=wood area which is certainly a mappable thing although it
> does seem to abruptly stop at the county border which I doubt is the
> real boundary of the forest... thoughts?
> Toby

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