[Talk-us] NHD import: what data quality is acceptable?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Jul 23 03:09:46 BST 2012

> From: James Umbanhowar [mailto:jumbanho at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:43 PM
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] NHD import: what data quality is acceptable?
> On Sun, 2012-07-22 at 18:33 -0700, Paul Norman wrote:
> >
> > The main weakness with NHD data that I find is that there is no way to
> > distinguish between an OSM waterway=stream and waterway=river
> >
> Why not use the name?

The name is the best way I've found and is in fact what I'm using
5f2489949b2020e527/us_nhd.py#L234) but it's not 100%

No way is perhaps a bit strong, no fully reliable way would be more

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