[Talk-us] Burbank, LA and beyond

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Jul 20 16:06:24 BST 2012


Hi all,

I've done some random cleanup in parts of LA.  Or Burbank of whatever.
 I'm not expert enough to recognize the sub-regional details of the
greater LA area. :-)

When a community member calls for help, there are many of us who like
to help.  In this case, I'd like some more help to let me help, if
that makes sense?  Here's the thing, I can un-knot older data and I
can reconcile TIGER / Aerial / old data, but I don't know where best
to apply my time.

What I _think_ is effective, is to tackle "the main arterials first"
to divide an area into smaller chunks.  And / or to fix the worst /
most-confusing stuff first.  Then other mappers can grab the smaller /
simpler chunks and tackle them.

I dove into a mostly random area that might be Burbank, and found that
portions of West Chandler Boulevard were missing, and I've fixed that.
 I've also reconnected intersections, re-aligned and named where
un-named from TIGER11.  Hopefully that will make it easier for more of
us to grab smaller adjoining areas and fix them as well.

A question though, for local experts, what are some other high value,
badly needing help, streets should I go after?  Could you list three
or four things others could do to help locally, that would allow you
to carry on yourself?

I think this divide and fix approach should work in most areas.  So,
where are you and what can we help you with, that will help your local
folks get back on your feet?



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