[Talk-us] Remapping is good

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Jan 31 21:41:36 GMT 2012


Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/31/2012 4:07 PM, Nick Hocking wrote:
> > Blimey - two streets up from Arvia, Asbury Street was incorrectly
> > named in OSM as Ashbury.
> > Just how many typos are there in L.A.
> > Hey - now there's a good idead for a competition!!!
> 
> What you mean is that imports are better than surveying (since mappers
> 
> make typos). The correctness of this is left to the reader.
> 

All mappers make some errors, whether you are talking about the mappers who originally created the data found in TIGER, OSM mappers, or even Google Maps.  I found a case in Google Maps the other day where, if you searched for a certain street address, it would point you to a location that was on the correct street, but a couple of miles from the correct location.

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John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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