[Talk-us] MA pond/lake import
remillard.jason at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 16:46:12 UTC 2013
Thanks! Yes, the empty areas are from the previous import in 2010.
On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nice documentation.
> Based upon the image in the Wiki, some parts of Mass appear to have no lakes
> or ponds. Were those parts that we covered in the previous import?
> On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Jason Remillard <remillard.jason at gmail.com>
>> We would like to import the rest of the ponds/lakes into
>> Massachusetts. The import wiki is below.
>> - The data is public domain (all MassGIS data is public domain)
>> - We are conflating via a script to avoid double imports
>> - Simplifying the geometry to 1 meter in the script.
>> - The source data geometry is very good as compared to Bing images.
>> - About 1/3 of the state was imported already in 2010 from the same
>> data source, minus the name tags.
>> - It is about 2,800 ponds and lakes, and will fill out the rest of the
>> state. The wetlands, rivers, salt marshes, etc are not being imported.
>> - Tagged with natural=water, name=*, and sometimes water=reservoir
>> - Sample OSM file linked to on the wki, nothing has been uploaded yet.
>> - Source code linked to on the wiki.
>> - Changes sets will get source and attribution tags.
>> Please see the wiki page for details. If anybody has any
>> issues/problems/objections, would like us to do something different,
>> or would like to help, please comment!
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