[Talk-us] USFS Wilderness data, import?

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Thu Feb 21 23:57:26 UTC 2013

>Have you tried ogr2ogr, going shape to shape with 
>a GCS_North_American_1983 and WGS84 source transform to epsg:900913 
>or epsg:4326 as a target ?
>Then you'll at least be in the right coordinate system.

Awesome.  Good old ogr2ogr did the trick.  I now have eliminated the 
transformation error!

Most of my Question #2 remains.  I'll restate:

If this "test case" proves successful in uploading wilderness 
boundaries in central and southern California for the LPNF, and I 
document the set of steps I took (largely already just done), might 
the greater OSM community reach consensus that all national 
wilderness areas (and other national treasures it can be valuable to 
have in OSM, such as wild and scenic rivers) are suitable candidates 
for importation and upload?

Thanks everybody,


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