[Talk-us] parcel boundaries and associated data in OSM

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Thu Feb 14 20:56:02 GMT 2013


We can solve the problem by sitting around waiting for it to happen, or forcing the issue by going and doing this. I suggest the latter is better :-)

Steve



On Feb 14, 2013, at 12:49 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:

> PS:
> 
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Brian
> 
> Personally I think it's brilliant you're working on this, and I'd love OSM to work hand in hand to make it happen. Ideally I'd love OSM to be the repository for this, it helps everybody.
> 
> +1 to you working on this. Collecting parcels is a great idea! I started doing this late last year and got this far: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsVnlPsfrhUIdEVZTzVFalFYYnlvTkc0R05wcUpsWVE#gid=0
> 
> I don't agree that OSM is the place it should go at this point. At the very least we need to solve the data density problems in our editors/viewers and the "area" data type problem.
> 
> In my mind this would be better in a GitHub repo with {Geo|Topo}JSON files for each county.

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