[Talk-us] parcel data next steps

SteveCoast steve at asklater.com
Mon Feb 25 21:09:22 UTC 2013


I'm not arguing that life is easy with parcels. I'm questioning the majority statement.

If anything parcels will be hard. That's a good thing. If we want to take the easy route we should give up now.

Steve

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On Feb 25, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 3:39 PM, SteveCoast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>> Majority of what exactly? I think it's tough to put much credence in a couple of people on this mailing list vs. anyone who added data this month as statistically valid.
> 
> If you haven't done so already, please try editing an area that has had parcel data added. It is a nightmare. I know tools can be improved, but still parcels have very little relation to any other feature, even landuses, fences, etc. often don't line up. The only way I'd like to see parcel data added to OSM is if the concept of layers is added to the API. Then we'd have a landuse layer, a parcel layer, a ??? layer, and an everything else layer.
> 
> -Josh
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