[Talk-us] NHD Imports

Mike N niceman at att.net
Sun Oct 28 00:54:36 GMT 2012

On 10/27/2012 8:35 PM, Clifford Snow wrote:
>        On the other hand, I believe NHD should not be imported into US
>     "OSM Edit deserts".   It's best to wait until there is a community
>     who wants an NHD import.   In the meantime, the NHD for that area
>     may be updated and when it is finally imported, it will be as fresh
>     as possible.
> Please help me understand what you mean by OSM Edit deserts. The areas
> I'm looking at are mostly untouched except for the original TIGER and
> GNIS imports. Are you suggesting not importing into those areas?

   Another way I would express it is not to mass import for a whole 
state or multi-state area where there is no active community.   I know 
of several such areas that span multiple counties and many thousands of 
square miles.   The only objects that have been touched are Interstate 
and US highways.

   For your case, since you are comparing it against existing data and 
Bing imagery and possible consultation with Topo maps, it is entirely 
appropriate to use NHD data.  In effect, because of your interest, you 
are the active mapper in the area, even though it is not all ground surveys.

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