[Talk-us] Import discussions

the Old Topo Depot oldtopos at novacell.com
Mon Jun 11 17:24:33 BST 2012

The OSM UK wiki has a priorities page (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_Mapping_Priorities); since a
similarly named page does not exist for the US (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/US_Mapping_Priorities), we should create
one and begin populating it.


On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:

> On 6/11/2012 10:54 AM, Alan Mintz wrote:
>> Personally, I wish that all those that want to import building outlines
>> would first think about the existing street network (this, after all,
>> being OpenSTREETMap). So much of the US is still unedited TIGER 2005
>> data - mis-aligned, poorly connected, stale-named, and missing lots of
>> new construction from the peak to the end of the housing boom.
> I'll agree with this.   I'm not sure of the value of building outlines
> until someone actively uses or updates them.
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John Novak
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