[Talk-us] National Park boundaries

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Jul 23 01:07:28 BST 2012


On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> On 7/22/2012 7:39 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>> But it turns out the NPS has a boundary
>> shapefile for all National Parks, Historic Sites, Rivers, Parkways,
>> Lakeshores and more than a dozen other categories[4].
>> Is this something to consider for importing?
>  I am in favor of importing park boundaries in particular because it is
> usually impractical to survey them in the traditional way: park managers
> don't want random unsupervised people wandering off trail trying to find
> park boundaries.   The boundaries might be on dangerous terrain.  Park
> boundaries are also often not possible to spot from aerial imagery.

I think the rivers themselves are not in the boundary file but rather
the areas around the actual rivers that are designated the National
River site.

I manually imported the Golden Spike boundary[1]. Turns out there
actually was an old (apparently hand-drawn) boundary. Maybe nominatim
doesn't pick up named national park boundaries?

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/172594029 - I translated
PARKNAME to name and UNIT_NAME to name:full, the rest as is with nps:
prepended to the key.


martijn van exel

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