[Talk-us] More TIGER importing

Alexander Jones happy5214 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 15:44:35 GMT 2012


Josh Doe wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Mike N
> <niceman at att.net> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>
>> Just converting the TIGER shapefiles into OSM format is a challenge -
>> I've uploaded a copy of Yuba county from 2011 -
>>
>> http://www.greenvilleopenmap.info/Yuba_CA.zip
> 
> Alexander,
> I'd recommend you use this data for testing the process only, but not
> uploading, as it has not been processed thoroughly yet. I personally
> believe, and I think consensus is growing, that none of the tiger:*
> tags should be imported (I delete all of them after working on a way).
> Ref tags should be populated with the route number, such as "SR 20",
> and oneway tags seem to be missing from dual carriageways. Also, the
> segments need to be "glommed", that is joining multiple ways with the
> same tags into one way, to make future editing easier.
> 
> In other words, please be careful, it is not a simple process.
> 
> The only thing I would add is that you should only do a very small
> section, such as a new subdivision, then come back to this list and
> let us know the changeset ID/link so we can take a look at it.
> 
> -Josh

Yikes, I already uploaded it! :X The changeset is here[1]. Please revert if 
necessary. I'll be asleep the rest of the day, and I'll be back at around 7 
PM Central.

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/10978229

-Alexander




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